Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Joshua's 2011 Marathon Team!

Danny McDonnell - Wales Marathon
"I'm excited and really quite honoured to run my first ever marathon for Joshua. 26.2 miles of beautiful Welsh countryside to help raise money for such a good cause sounds like a bargain I reckon! I first heard about the charity through my girlfriend Ella, she volunteered with Joshua in 2005, infact we hope to go to Malawi in October, as long as my pins survive the run!"
Hometown: Epsom: Epsom, Surrey
Favorite energy food: Bananas and more bananas, and then maybe some more.
Hayley Atherton - London Marathon
"I'm running for Joshua, as my housemate , Eleni, who I've lived with for a few years now, went to Malawi last October on one of your building projects. Listening to her stories and seeing her pictures brings to life the good work the charity does, but also how much work there is to do and how many people there are that need support. Although it was an eye opening experience, I think it was one of the best experiences she has had, so I felt it was a great charity to raise money for."
Hometown: Purley, Croydon
Favourite energy food: Gummy Bears and Lucozade 
George Rainsford - London Marathon
"I know Elizabeth Chapman who works with Joshua and have learned from her of the valuable work it does for orphans in Malawi. It is an honour to raise money for such a worthy cause and certainly a big incentive to pound the roads on an icey dark morning!"
Hometown: London
Favourite energy food: On my longer runs I hide jaffa cakes in the bushes for half way round!
Fi Stevenson - Brighton Marathon
"I’m running (well, lightly jogging!) the Brighton marathon on 10 April for the lovely Joshua Orphan and Community Care. In October 2010 a group of us travelled with Joshua to a small village in southern Malawi, Khola. We helped to build a kitchen block and two long drop toilets to compliment the orphan feeding centre. It was an amazing experience, to work alongside the local community, so now I want to raise some more money for this fab little charity, so that it can continue its vital programme of education, health, feeding, water and income-generation projects to help the orphaned children of Malawi."
Home town - Bridgend, South Wales
Favourite energy food - chicken and bacon pasta