It’s been nearly two weeks since the London Marathon and we’re all still really impressed by your efforts and how much you’ve raised – and continue to raise. It’s just under £23 million so far and it keeps growing every day. This figure already smashes the total raised last year.
At the moment, it’s 15% more than this time last year and there are still three months of fundraising left. This is a huge amount of money by any standard, and considering the current economic climate, the fundraising that all our London Marathon runners have done is utterly outstanding. Well done.
We had such a great time cheering you guys on and meeting you at the London Marathon Expo. We made a little video and some of you kindly agreed to take part, sharing your fundraising stories and your thoughts about Justgiving. We think it’s really great, and if you fancy finding out what animal you think Justgiving is you should take a look!
We also had a load of competitions (well 5!) for our London Marathon fundraisers and we’re happy to announce that we have the winners. At the Expo we had two drawing competitions, one for the picture that most resembled its owner and one for ’best artistic interpretation’ – we got the whole Justgiving office to vote on their favourite picture and the winner is:
Neil Ruff – Everyone in the office was asked to vote and this is our favourite.
As for ‘picture most like the owner’, we just can’t decide. We’ve narrowed it down to three and now we need you to choose. Cast your vote by commenting on the picture you want to win, and we’ll announce the results on the blog at the end of next week.
Please comments below to vote on our 3 runners up:
Nial and Thea Hoskin
‘Best video appearance’ goes to Una Clarke – congratulations Una! If you’ve watched the video I think you’ll agree that her interview in costume is deserving of the prize! She hadn’t set up a page until she met us at our Expo stand so we helped her to set it up there and then. The £25 prize will be one of her first donations so please help raise some more.
The fourth competition was for the best fundraising tip, and we have been blown away by your fundraising ingenuity. It was very hard to pick a winner but Haylee Hibbert stands out because of her cleverness in exploiting the potential of Facebook and the sheer level of detail in the tip she gave. Check out her fabulous Facebook tip and all of the other tips that have been submitted.We are thinking of turning them into a fundraising booklet, let us know if you have any great ideas about what we could do to make sure they are used.
The astute amongst you will remember that we said there were 5 prizes up for grabs and you would be right! The final competition is for the best dressed runner, who will also win a £25 donation to their page. We have had lots of entries but have been asked to extend the competition to allow some people to get their pictures to us. So you’ve got until 22nd May. If you ran the London Marathon in a costume, send a photo in to heather@Justgiving.com.