Celebrity Amy Willerton runs for chickenshed theatre in London marathon last weekend

Marathon runners raise thousands for charities

Model Amy Willerton and father Bruce after their marathon finish

Lynda Priddle with nieces Sophie and Laura Rainbow after her marathon

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Star of TV show I’m a Celebrity...Get me out of here, Amy Willerton completed the London Maraton in just over six hours in aid for a charity theatre.

The model was running for Chickenshed theatre in Chase Side, Southgate and finished the 26.2 mile course in six hours and eight minutes and nine at the same time as her father Bruce.

She took to social media site Twitter to express her delight at the support she received and donations made to Chickenshed.

She wrote: "I want to say a huge thanks to those that sponsored us and helped raise thousands for Chickenshed UK - they are thrilled!"

Running in memory of her brother, an Enfield woman admitted she is more emotional today following her London Marathon run.

Lynda Priddle, of Kenilworth Road in Enfield, ran the marathon in four hours 31 minutes in memory of her brother, Stuart Rainbow who died of a brain tumour in December 2013.

Mrs Priddle revealed that the whole day had been emotional and was delighted to have raised thousands for the National Brain Appeal.

She said: “I think I am more emotional today after visiting the cemetery to show my brother my medal. I have managed to raise £6,100 and I would like to thank everyone that has donated.

“It was tough at the start but I was there for a reason and I made sure I finished the race. It was a lovely day and I was supported by all my family and I did this for Stuart’s family.”

To make a donation to Lynda's cause, click here.

'Superman' John Wallace, 57 of Connaught Avenue, ran his 288th maraton on Sunday and his first for North London Hospice.

He said: "It means so much to me to run for this charity. I know three people who have died there recently.

"I have managed to raise £2,500 which is overwhelming. I would like to say thank you to every single person who donated to me, I will never forget that."

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