We are incredibly proud and excited to introduce you to our
2021 London Marathon runners!
Below you will find a little information on each runner and a link to their fundraising pages, should you wish to support them.
Please join us in wishing them all the very best as they take on the 26.2 mile change this coming Sunday 3rd October!
Charlie Vey – Just Giving Page
My story is very family orientated. I am the son-in-law of Hampshire Medical Fund Chairman, William Magill, and I am in the first year of fatherhood myself. Basingstoke and Winchester Hospitals have helped my family enormously through various particularly scary moments in the past 10 years and I’m keen to give something back. Clearly these marathons ‘run’ in my family, as both my brother and brother-in-law have completed the marathon in 3hrs 45 minutes. No pressure! It has not been an easy journey, with a delayed marathon in 2020 as well as a tissue tear in my foot – my training has had to be adapted and extended, but there’s no need to introduce the Dad-bod yet!
Max Hopton – Just Giving Page
I unexpectedly lost both my Granny and Grandpa in 2020, amongst all the lockdowns and restrictions. With such a loss to my family, I’m chuffed to be running for Hampshire Medical Fund, as one of my grandparents last wishes was to donate and leave as much money as possible towards them. I’m particularly passionate about the equipment I have chosen as the cause; the money I raise will go specifically to the Cardiology department as this is what my grandparents struggled with most towards the end of their lives. Running the marathon has always been a personal goal for me and I cannot wait to take on the challenge this October.
Emma Montgomery – Just Giving Page
I currently work as a screening nurse at Health 4 Work. Having worked in three ICU units in my career so far, I know first hand the need to fund vital cutting edge medical equipment. I love that the Hampshire Medical Fund ‘empower the Hampshire community to directly impact their hospitals’ as I am passionate about community and meeting new people. This will be my second London Marathon, as I took on the challenge for the first time 5 years ago. I know about the pain, the blisters and the aching legs for days after the race… Bring it on!
Rachel Hatchett – Just Giving Page
I live in Winchester with my husband and two small children. Our world was turned completely upside down last July when my husband was diagnosed with throat cancer. We’ve spent the last 10 months fighting with everything we had to get him through this and his recent scan has shown that his treatment has been successful and we can now start healing as a family. Part of that process for me is to give something back. The Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester is particularly important to us as both our children were born here and it is also where my husband was initially referred. They were incredible, reassuring, and so helpful in what has been a terrible time for us.
Kevin Neave – JustGiving Page
I’m proud to be running the London Marathon alongside my sister Rachel for the Hampshire Medical Fund. Having seen both my dad and brother-in-law, Martin, have their worlds turned upside down by sudden and unexpected illness, never more have my family appreciated the incredible work and purpose of the NHS as well as the charities that support them. In a time where our hospitals have been stretched more than ever before, fundraising to support the Hampshire Medical Fund has never been so important.
Paul Ebro – JustGiving page
After trying to get a place in the London Marathon for the last 6 years, I am delighted to be running for the Hampshire Medical Fund. My business Harlequin Clothing Print and Signage already supports and works with the charity, but as a country I believe we are unbelievably fortunate to have a National Health Service that we can all access when we need it most. I would like to do my bit to help the Hampshire Medical Fund make the extra difference to that service, with the equipment they buy for our local NHS Trust.