2014 London Marathon on track to beat the £53m raised last year
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2014 London Marathon on track to beat the £53m raised last year

18 Apr 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

The 2014 London Marathon is on track to raise more than £53m for good causes and break the Guinness World Record for the most charity fundraising at a single annual event for the eighth year running.

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2014 London Marathon on track to beat the £53m raised last year

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The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund will launch officially on Thursday, six years after it was initially proposed and registered as a charity.

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