A team of BCOM osteopathy students offered post-race care to runners at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April 2018. BCOM’s student volunteers were at hand to offer much appreciated care to tired runners for the charities Bliss and Arthritis Research UK.
Arthritis Research UK invests in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis. Hannah Alder, Events Fundraising Officer at the charity, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to have BCOM join Arthritis Research UK at the 2018 London Marathon post-race party. Our runners were so grateful for their massage after a gruelling hot day in London and it really makes a huge difference to their marathon experience.”
Bliss is the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick. Caroline Lee-Davey, Chief Executive at Bliss, said: “We are extremely grateful to the students from BCOM for offering post-race massages to all our runners at the London Marathon every year. After our runners’ hard work fundraising for premature and sick babies around the country – and their even harder work running 26.2 miles! – I know that they are hugely appreciative of their post-race massage.”
Well done to the runners and BCOM’s team of student volunteers!