Three Academy members and one BAFTA staff member are running the Virgin London Marathon in support of The Duke’s Charities Forum.
On Sunday 21 April, three Academy members and one BAFTA staff member will be running the Virgin London Marathon as part of the Duke’s Charities Forum and HRH The Duke of Cambridge’s patronage of BAFTA.
We are currently raising funds to support a series of special Children’s Hospice screenings for children with life-limited conditions and their families throughout the UK. These families rarely have opportunities to spend quality time together due to the stresses, both medical and monetary, placed on them and as a result of their child’s illness. Equally, some families do not feel comfortable taking their child to the cinema as they are concerned their presence may be disruptive to other cinema goers. BAFTA hopes it can give these families a very special experience and treasured memory that they otherwise would find extremely difficult to access.
Please help them to raise as much money as possible by making a donation here
, clicking on their individual fundraising page or pledging to donate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on our 2012 Hospice Screenings.
Ed Stobart I feel I should report that I’m really suffering for the cause, but I’d be largely lying. The Sunday 10 mile training runs certainly mean I spend the rest of weekend lying around as if I’ve been shot, but running down the banks of the River Foyle in Derry, where Alleycats the production company I own, is based, is pretty good. I’ve also really enjoyed being able to eat and drink everything thing that passes my sight without bursting my trousers. I’m really looking forward to the big day.
It’s brilliant charity – you are virtually guaranteed through this simple scheme to make an instant difference to a child and their family.
Sion Parry General Manager at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly.
I am running my 8th and 9th marathons this year (Rome and London). I have devised a training and diet plan that has meant I run quicker every marathon even though I am getting older. My personal best is 3.17.16 and want to run in 3 hours 15 minutes this year so I qualify for Boston in 2015. My ultimate aim is to run a marathon in under three hours. My wife says I am a running bore, but who cares I love it!
Having run nearly 10 marathons I am really excited to be raising money for the charity I work for, it really is a great cause.
Rob Bullock I'm a producer currently based at Hat Trick. I started training for the marathon in January whilst filming THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER, which was tough on the crew: who wants to come back for lunch and see the producer in running shorts?
This is my 4th year running the London Marathon. It started as a mid-life crisis one-off, and now I can't stop - though training through this perpetual winter may finally finish me off.
It's the first year I've run for BAFTA, and I'm honoured to be doing so. The BAFTA Hospice Screenings is a wonderful project – a moving example of how stories can provide light and solace in the most difficult times - and something I believe every BAFTA member will want to support. So please go to my fundraising page and dig very deep indeed!
Charles Darby Running for BAFTA for the second time after surviving last year by the skin of my teeth! This will be my third Marathon (the other being in LA) but running here in London is a real treat...the crowds and atmosphere are truly fantastic. Please give generously, it's all for a great cause.