Ipswich office manager Rosie crosses the marathon finishing line –

Running the London Marathon for a very good cause

Following months of hard training, Waddington Brown’s office manager, in Ipswich. Rosie Barrack completed the London Marathon 2018 in an excellent 4 hours 44 minutes.

In what was the hottest London Marathon on record, not only has Rosie completed the course in a fantastic time but incredibly raised £2400 for St John Ambulance.

Emma Gunton, managing director at Waddington Brown said: “Huge congratulations to Rosie, all her hard work and training certainly paid off. Many thanks to all our generous clients and team members who sponsored her in her cause to raise much needed funds for such a worthy charity.”

Rosie said: “Sunday was the most incredible day! The support from the charity, my family, friends, colleagues and the general public around the course kept me going and I had an amazing day.”


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Rosie chose St John Ambulance as her nominated charity because of the unconditional support and time they give to public events and concerts including large sporting events such as the London Marathon.

Rosie started running in April 2015, from couch to 5k in a 12-week period, but nothing very serious. In 2017 she trained for the Moonwalk in London, which then inspired her to enter the London Marathon.

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St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity.

Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through their training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.

Their volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. They are also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.

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