Virgin London Marathon 2017

Michaela to run for Thrive in the 2017 London Marathon

You can support Michaela here, or for text donations text THRIV65 £5 to 70070.
Thrive is delighted to announce that Michaela Tremlett will be running for us in the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday April 23rd.

It will be the first time she has ever run in the London Marathon and is thrilled to have our Silver Bond place.

Michaela, who lives in Bracknell, said: "At various points in my life I would have benefited from the work Thrive does. I have suffered from depression on and off since my early teens, and it was only two years ago that I discovered the benefits of outdoor exercise.

"However, instead of gardening, I found running. Within six months of my very first run, I ran the Reading Half Marathon and running has been a huge part of my life ever since."

Michaela, who works for Veritas, was introduced to Thrive after she came on a corporate volunteering day at our gardens in Beech Hill, Berkshire.

In her feedback form after the day she offered to help at any fundraising events, and it was at our recent music night that she indicated it would be her dream to run in the Virgin London Marathon.

Michaela has started training and will take part in the Reading Half Marathon in March 2017 and the Brighton Marathon in April 2017.

She said: "Adding the Virgin London Marathon to my running list has made it a hat trick in 2017, so I hope people will support me in my running endeavours!

"After all, many people can run a marathon, but I will be running two and a half marathons in two months in aid of Thrive - a grand total of 65 and a half miles!"

Michaela works for a company that already supports Thrive - Veritas -which has a policy of matching employee charity donations, so anything raised through them would be doubled.

Michaela is also holding her own fundraising events which will be linked to gardening and the work Thrive does and include events such as plant and herb sales, vegetable and herb inspired bake sales, a wellness evening with beauty therapy, jewellery and mindfulness workshops and a final 'thank you’ party at our gardens for supporters who can see first-hand where their money is being spent.

You can support Michaela here, or for text donations text THRIV65 £5 to 70070.