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Group runs the London Marathon to support Southampton-based Wessex Heartbeat charity

By TBM Team
30 October 2021

The group joined 80,000 participants in the capital on Sunday 3rd October for the famous 26.2-mile run in aid of Wessex Heartbeat, after friends and family received treatment from the charity. 

Andy Becket, ran alongside friends Elaine Coffin and Mark Grayson, after Andy stayed at Heartbeat House last year whilst his fiancée Faye was having heart surgery. Sadly Faye passed away just before her 40th birthday, but the group wanted to show tremendous thanks for the support the charity gave to Andy during that time. 

Heartbeat House is a 25-bedroom home-from-home right next to Southampton General Hospital and offers families of heart patients a place to stay while their loved ones are being treated by the hospital’s cardiac team. 

The world-famous London Marathon returned on October 3rd for its first full-scale staging in more than two years, following the Covid-19 pandemic. The runners were taken along a 26.2-mile route, which encompassed many of the capital’s most mesmerising landmarks, old and new.

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