Beth raises over £600 in first marathon


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’.