Why is Mrs Henderson Presents' star Emma Williams running the London Marathon?

20 Apr
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Terri Paddock
Source: Terri Paddock
Emma Williams prepares to run the 2016 London Marathon


Mrs Henderson Presents star and 2016 Olivier Awards nominee Emma Williams is one of many West Enders running the 2016 London Marathon on Sunday 24 April 2016. She's running to raise money for Save the Children UK. Here's why...


Runner – Emma Williams
Running Number: 46604

Which charity are you running for?

Save The Children UK – a brilliant charity which raises funds to help children in vulnerable circumstances worldwide.

Why did you decide to run? Why this charity?

I first got involved with Save The Children UK in May 2015 when I shot the Christmas Jumper Day ad campaign for them as a volunteer (mainly because I adore anything Christmas related!) but also because I think the work they do worldwide is brilliant and utterly vital, particularly in giving children the opportunity to remain children when growing up in turbulent societies. I’ve always wanted to run the London Marathon properly (I did it very badly in 2012) and it seemed a great way to raise money for a fantastic charity.

How has your training gone?

Training has been tough, what with rehearsing and opening Mrs Henderson Presents and the Olivier Awards, but also as I’ve been ill in the past few weeks which has scuppered some of my later training. However, I ran the Silverstone half-marathon in a Personal Best of 1hr 59 and my 20-miler came in at 3hrs 11 so I’m hoping for a good time on Sunday. I’ll be happy to just finish and get in an ice bath though!


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