Can you help our fantastic marathon runner raise vital funds?

Mum of four, Jana Jilkova, is running the London Marathon this April for Certitude to help raise money for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health support needs – but she needs your help. 

Jana has two boys with learning disabilities and the work Certitude does is close to her heart.

The London Marathon is one of the most famous marathons in the world. Every year, nearly 40,000 people run the 26.219 mile course around the Thames, taking in famous London landmarks such as Big Ben and Tower Bridge.

Jana needs to raise £2,000 by April. Every penny you donate will make a difference to people’s lives throughout London. 

“I am a mum to four gorgeous boys, two of whom have Fragile X Syndrome. The painful reality is that they will not be able to live independently or without constant care and help. They have many different issues…but this story is not about that.

I’ve chosen to run the marathon for Certitude, an amazing London charity that supports people with learning disabilities. When I think about my boys future I am scared, but knowing that charities like Certitude are out there makes me feel a bit better and less alone in all this.

I know first-hand about the life-changing stuff these guys do for the learning disabilities community. I feel honoured to be running the London Marathon for Certitude and I will try my best to spread the word and raise as much funds as I can.”

Jana needs to raise £2,000 by April and she needs your help. 

How your donation will help

  • £10 helps us contribute towards a community activity like arts, tai chi, or gardening for people we support 

  • £50 helps us provide personal support for people with learning disabilities in hospital

  • £250 would allow us to buy a piece of assistive technology like a Google Home or a Communication App to empower someone to communicate with us.  

Your donation will help transform somebody's life.

Quick facts about the London Marathon...

  • The course follows the River Thames and spans 26.219 miles

  • The race begins around Blackheath in south east London and finishes at The Mall in St James’s Park

  • The course takes in famous London landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace

  • People have been running the London Marathon for nearly 40 years – the first race took place in 1981

Are you up for a challenge? We need more brilliant fundraisers to raise much needed funds for Certitude.

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