Gorleston girl Emily Cadmore completed the London Marathon on April 21 and raised £1,900 for Norfolk based Christian charity the Vidiyal Trust.
Amongst the local runners in the recent London Marathon, Gorleston’s Emily Cadmore achieved a personal best with a finishing time of 3 hours 47 minutes and 43 seconds
Before the race, Emily had been heartened and encouraged by a lovely message of support received from Madurai elderly folk and children supported by the Vidiyal Trust in India.
Emily has greatly valued the widespread support and encouragement she has received and she sincerely thanks all who have enabled her to raise around £1900 for the Vidiyal Trust, enough to fund two entire accommodation units for elderly people from the slums.
Emily is a former head-girl of Lynn Grove High Schoo
l and she now lives in Tooting in south east London and works as a mortgage adviser in the City.
Emily is ran for the Norfolk based charity the Vidiyal Trust
which is led by the Reverend Pat Atkinson
of Brundall. The charity runs a number of projects in India to care for the very poorest of people and has built children’s homes and schools, runs a tuition and care centre in a large slum, provides outreach clinics to cancer patients and has set up a care home and day centre for elderly ladies who live on the streets and rubbish tips of Madurai.
Currently, the charity is buying land on which to build huts to house elderly people from the slums. Having a permanent address will allow them to receive a pension and be part of a self sufficient community providing basic food, shelter and care. Each hut costs £850 to build and should last for 40-50 years,
To support Emily, go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EmilyC
You can find out more about the Vidiyal trust at www.vidiyaltrust.org.uk