BCYP London marathoners raise nearly £15,000

Four local fundraisers, mostly first-timers, completed the 26.2 miles of the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon, in support of the Brent Centre this year. The BCYP would like to thank Clare Bennett Carter, Giles Deards, Antoinette Vanderpuije, and Michael Lockhart for taking the time and effort to train and finish the marathon, as well as Miles Entwhistle who sadly had to pull out just before the event due to injury. Altogether the whole team managed to raise close to £15,000 for the Centre!

Clare Bennett Carter making her way around the course

(Clare Bennett Carter)

Dr Maxim de Sauma, BCYP Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director, said: “On behalf of everyone at the BCYP, we’re hugely thankful to the marathoners for all their efforts around this year’s event. The funds raised are a massive help for the Centre to reach more young people in need, offer space to think and talk about their challenges, and help them move forward.”

Antoinette Vanderpuije gets ready to run!

(Antoinette Vanderpuije)

If you feel inspired by these fundraisers and would like to take part in a challenge event for BCYP, please email  We’re already discussing places for next year’s London Marathon, on Sunday 2nd October 2022, so please do contact us to hear more if you’re interested in supporting BCYP through this event. Alternatively, if you have different ideas for challenge events that you’re considering, we would be eager to hear from you!

Michael Lockhart with his marathon medal

(Michael Lockhart)