The 2022 London Marathon on 2nd October saw close to 50,000 participants taking part. The event witnessed runners from across the world embarking on the 26.2-mile run in the capital city.

Anna Stubbs, Marketing and HR Director at The Chartwell Practice in Burton-upon-Trent, was one of the many runners who took part in the 42nd annual marathon.

To support her local community, Anna teamed up with Burton-Upon-Trent’s YMCA, in a bid to raise funds for their charitable works. Her participation in the London Marathon helped the charity to fundraise more than £1400. These crucial funds will go a long way in helping the YMCA provide essential support to those in need across the East Staffordshire region.

Reflecting on her momentous efforts at the marathon, Anna said: “I’m just so delighted to have got around and kept on running till the end!


“The support on the day was brilliant, the atmosphere was just great, and it is true that the noise from the crowds really pushes you to keep going. It is quite an emotional experience to see so many people running for good causes.”

For years, she put forward her name in the ballot for a chance to run the London Marathon. Earlier this year, she ran 26.2 miles in a different city – Manchester. With her first marathon under her belt in April, little did she know that 2022 would turn out to be a double marathon year!

The funds raised by Anna will positively impact the YMCA and help them to provide a supportive and safe environment for the disadvantaged in East Staffordshire. The local charity in Burton has gone above and beyond its capacity to assist and aid the homeless – especially during these tough times.

Paul Laffey, CEO at YMCA Burton, applauded Anna’s efforts in helping the YMCA to bring positive change in society. He added: “We are very pleased with Anna and would like to congratulate her on raising funds for the YMCA. It is such a commendable feat and complete the marathon.

“Everyone at the YMCA Burton lauds Anna for her hard work, and recognises her passion for driving a positive change in her local community. We are hopeful that the funds will extend our capacity to support our ongoing charitable activities in the region.”

On accomplishing her goals in fundraising for the Burton YMCA, Anna said: “I am very thrilled and elated to exceed my expectations and raised close to £1400 for the YMCA.