Beth raises over £600 in first marathon

Beth Eite, London Marathon, 2012 for Carefree Kids


Carefree Kids entered its first ever runner, Beth Eite, in the 2012 London Marathon this year. Despite earlier injury, Beth raised over £600 in a magnificent effort.

27-year old Beth Eite is a town planner with Tower Hamlets Council. She has run two full marathons before, in Rome and Edinburgh, but has struggled with a knee injury this year, so is hoping this won’t deter her success.

Beth found out about Carefree Kids from her boyfriend, Rob, whose mum is chair of the Trustees and a volunteer. Rob was also a pupil at George Tomlinson School in Leytonstone, one the main schools the charity works with.

Beth says: ‘I was delighted to be running for Carefree Kids, its 1:1 play and arts therapy are so important for children when they are facing difficulties. Its ability to respond immediately to requests and to deliver the sessions on an open-ended basis through community volunteers is unique. Thank you to everyone who agreed to sponsor my efforts in the London Marathon — everybody’s support really helped me through the long gruelling hours of training and, of course, the race itself’.

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