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Total raised so far


£65 of £2,100 target by 5 supporters

+£16.25 Gift Aid

+£2,395 Offline donations

Recent donations

2 weeks ago


£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with the training, get Roly to be the pace-maker!

2 weeks ago

Sam W

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Sounds like an incredible cause that I'm sure James would be proud of you continuing to support. I'm sure it means a lot to his family too. All the best for your marathon 😀👍

2 weeks ago

Robert Basu

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

Good on you Coops! Great cause x

2 weeks ago

Angela Clough

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Fantastic tribute, best of luck with this

2 weeks ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Do well, brother.

Joe Cooper is raising money for The Lord's Taverners

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My story

Towards the end of 2018, James Bedingfield, the father of two boys I teach, took his own life. His wife Andrea, and two amazing sons, have been incredible in the time that has passed since.

James was a very caring man and during his lifetime, he raised an incredible £800,000 for many very worthy causes, primarily through bike rides and charity balls. His goal was to make it to the magical million.

One charity that was particularly close to his heart was the Lord's Taverners - the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, and a cause that James raised a lot of money for over the years.

As such, in his honour, a group of us will be running the 2021 London Marathon, aiming to get this grand total as close to £1million as possible. Any amount you can give would not only be greatly appreciated by James' friends and family but will also be helping disabled or disadvantaged children to get a sporting chance. Full details of the amazing work the charity do can be found on their website

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto The Lord's Taverners.

My updates

3 days ago

Seaside Walkies

4957m distance
1:29:35 time
15:15min/km speed

4 days ago

Birthday Walkies

8787m distance
2:49:36 time
15:12min/km speed
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1 week ago

Post-run walk

4748m distance
1:22:31 time
14:10min/km speed
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1 week ago

... and the ending

2279m distance
0:10:17 time
4:30min/km speed
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1 week ago

Before Strava died...

10.4km distance
0:41:32 time
3:59min/km speed
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This page is in memory of

James Bedingfield

Joe Cooper is fundraising for

The Lord's Taverners

Charity number: 306054

Joe Cooper is fundraising as part of

The Lord’s Taverners - London Marathon

3rd October 2021

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