Old Grey Europe

London Marathon

Greg White is running for the Old Grey Europe Charitable Trust Bursary Programme and needs your support…

The London Marathon is a long-distance running event held in London (26.2 miles / 42.2 km).  The event was first run in 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since.

The race was founded by the former Olympic champion and journalist Chris Brasher and athlete John Disley.  Set over a largely flat course around the River Thames, the race begins at three separate points around Blackheath and finishes in The Mall alongside St. James’s Park.  Since the first marathon, the course has undergone very few route changes.  In 1982, the finishing post was moved from Constitution Hill to Westminster Bridge due to construction works.  It remained there for twelve years before moving to its present location at The Mall.

Greg White will be among the thousands of runners taking part and is running to raise funds for the Old Grey Europe Charitable Trust Bursary Programme.  The programme provides bursaries for talented boys who would not otherwise be able to attend The Grey, and since the inception of the programme ten years ago, around 20 boys have been helped in this way.  By sponsoring Greg, you will be helping to ensure the long term future of the programme.

Greg has created a Virgin Money Giving page and reached out to his work colleagues already.  He has set a bold target of circa £1700, which would be the equivalent of putting a scholar through a year of school at the current R40,200 p/a school fees.  This is all included in his pitch found on his Virgin Money Giving page in the link below:

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