Addiscombe charity runner beats her marathon target

Tamsin Carelse, the Addiscombe charity runner who was featured in Inside Croydon as she was looking to raise funds for her baby cousin, Ellis, who was born with hyproplastic heart syndrome, finished last month’s Paris Marathon – having raised £3,167.47.

Marathon winner: Addiscombe's Tamsin Carelse

Marathon winner: Addiscombe’s Tamsin Carelse

Carelse, who trains with Croydon Striders, completed the 26-mile 385-yard course in 3hr 44min.

But the real figures that matter were the pounds and pennies raised, as the generosity of Carelse’s friends, family and even Inside Croydon readers saw her exceed her £2,000 charity target for Little Hearts Matter.

“It was a great result,” Carelse said. “Thank you so much to everyone who supported me, and Ellis.”

LHM is an organisation that provides invaluable support to families where “single ventricle heart condition” (half a working heart) has been diagnosed. Children born with half a heart face a new challenge every day.

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1 Response to Addiscombe charity runner beats her marathon target

  1. catswiskas says:

    So proud of you, Tamsin and Little Hearts really DO Matter!

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