Mike’s run & 6,000 bottles of water

On Sunday, 19th February, whilst Mike Mendelson was lining up on the start line of the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon to begin his fundraising run for us, a great team of RTBP volunteers and others assembled to provide two water stations for the race.

The course passes the Thames Venturer in the Barge Dock on a circular route to and from Hampton Court Palace. With about 4,000 runners, the volunteers handed out nearly 6,000 bottles of water. Unfortunately that also meant 6,000 empties to pick up too !!


A special thanks must go to Ian Chappell and his friends from the Stranglers Running Club who provided essential experience and support to make the event run so smoothly.

The good news for the boat project is that the race organizers will be making a donation to the charity for our endeavours, and Mike’s fundraising appeal currently stands at £546.25 with gift aid.


If you’d like to congratulate Mike and help us with a donation for completing the run in 1 hour, 55 minutes and 3 seconds, please click here and click here for some photos.