Charity Marathons & More

They’ve got their trainers on for Khandel light!

This year Khandel light has six runners in the London Marathon and one rider in the London to Paris 24hr Sportive. They’re training already, working hard on their fitness and all they need us to do in return is sponsor them! Our athletes young and older are simply determined to support Khandel light. So we are asking you to help our runners and riders – through Khandel light – by sponsoring them. You can follow the links below to donate, or if you prefer just TEXT KLJG40 £ (add your amount here in numbers) to 70070. Thank you for your support.

John Adamson
William Jackson
Tash Gough
Edward Gough
Richard Gough
Bridget Gough
Jack Hurst

Double Marathon for John
In addition to running the London marathons for Khandel Light, John Adamson is also taking on the Manchester marathon. John works for Johnson Matthey who have kindly said they will match his fundraising.

GOSH – Sharon’s running again!
This year Sharon from our Listing team is running the Southampton Marathon on Sunday 22nd April. “Last year I completed my first marathon in London and was inspired to run another one but this time not only a different marathon but for Gt Ormond St Hospital to raise awareness for the amazing work that the hospital does. GOSH is a charity very close to my heart and I have been part of #TeamCerysD for 8 years now. So far we have raised over £29,200 for the hospital and we’d really like to break the £30,000 this year. With the help and support of Royston Runners I am determined to not only break the £30k but to finish Southampton with a smile and in one piece!
To read more about our story and if you would like to make a donation please visit;

Royston Travel Agent Is Fundraising For Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
Premier Travel’s Carrie Taylor is running in aid of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT). Premier Travel is supporting Carrie’s fundraising by sponsoring her, giving her a day off the day after the race, and paying for a pamper session.
“I’ve used the services of Addenbrooke’s and had all my children at the Rosie, so I really wanted to give something back,” she said. “Premier Travel have been incredibly supportive, giving me time off to train and sponsoring me – I’m especially looking forward to the pamper session on Premier.”
People can pop into Premier Travel in Royston, on 29 High Street, to donate to Carrie’s fundraising collection, or visit

Running & Cycling for Paula
Gary Noble says “In May last year I lost my wife Paula suddenly to Sepsis. This year my family and friends are undertaking various challenges to help me raise awareness and money for The UK Sepsis Trust. My main focus is to cycle in the Gran Fondo 80 mile bike race of Cambridgeshire in June.
I would greatly appreciate any donation you can make. Please see the giving link for more information. I thank you in advance for your donation in helping me raise awareness.”

Beccy Ranoble is running the London Marathon and the Great North Run in memory of her mother Paula Noble.In May 2017 her world was turned upside down when her usually healthy mother aged just 57 passed away from sepsis within 24 hours of being admitted to hospital. So far, Beccy has hit her target for the London marathon with £1800 for the British Lung Foundation. Now all her fundraising efforts for the Marathon and Great north run will be donated to The UK Sepsis Trust. She admits she is far from a natural runner and once declared there was no such thing as a ‘fun run’! However, her motivation was triggered by the hardest event she has ever had to deal with and now runs with the mantra that she is ‘fuelled by an angel’

Heather is determined
Heather Howard says “I only began running last year in May 2017 but having watched my sister running the marathon last year, I decided to give it a go! Why Mind? I had my son Samuel nearly 11 years ago now but suffered from very bad post natal depression, so mental health is a subject I hold very close to my heart. With the support of my amazing running club, Royston Runners and a tough training regime, I am determined to cross that finishing line!
If you’d like to support me, my fundraising page is:

Bassingbourn Half Marathon
Back for a 5th time – will you be on start line on 1st July?
Early bird might be over but the Bassingbourn Brainstrust Half Marathon is still great value for money. Nearly 200 runners already booked in! Same great race venue, same fast, flat course and hopefully many familiar runners returning! As always, the event will support the official race charity, Brainstrust, a brain cancer charity!
Ashley Hawkins – 07971 507580

Psst… Save the date for Royston in Blue…
Summer is approaching fast meaning Royston in Blue is coming soon. Run 5k in Aid of Teenage Cancer Trust Royston In Blue, Royston Heath, Sunday 24th June