Recently engaged London couple raise £10,000 for charity


A recently engaged couple will bring a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘tying the knot’ when they attempt to run a three-legged half marathon next month in aid of the Kenyan-based schools charity, African Promise.

Ahead of their nuptials next year, Londoners Katharine Coldman and fiancé Mark Richardson, both 29, will be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise £10,000 for the charity, which was established by Katharine’s brother, Charles, 10 years ago.

The charity serves a cluster of schools in the isolated Kasigau region of south-east Kenya, supporting more than 2,700 disadvantaged children through programmes that improve the fabric of schools, provide learning resources and opportunities, and enhance pupil welfare.

Through their fundraising efforts, Katharine and Mark hope to help improve the lives of even more children by raising at least £10,000 towards the charity’s work.