British Heart Foundation announced as charity of the year for 2022 TCS London Marathon

British Heart Foundation has been announced as the Charity of the Year for the 2022 TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) London Marathon.

British Heart Foundation is hoping to raise £3mln via the charity partnership and invest the much needed funds in research and help find a cure for heart failure.

The 2021 charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support, has to date raised nearly £2mln through Virgin Money Giving.

Dr Charmaine Griffiths, our Chief Executive, said: “We’re thrilled to be the 2022 TCS London Marathon Charity of the Year. The money raised will turbo charge pioneering research into regenerative medicine and give hope to hundreds of thousands of people living with incurable heart failure right now.

“Today we’re urging people to join Team BHF by taking on the once-in-a-lifetime challenge of the iconic London Marathon. Every single step our runners take will help power life saving science with the potential to heal damaged hearts. The race really is on, and you could be part of it.”

The London Marathon has raised over a billion pounds for charities since it was founded in 1981.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the TCS London Marathon, said: “We are delighted to welcome the British Heart Foundation as the Charity of the Year for the 2022 TCS London Marathon and look forward to working with them to support participants to raise as much money as possible on Sunday 2 October 2022 to help fund this crucial research into finding a cure for heart failure.”

Next year’s TCS London Marathon will be held on Sunday 2 October 2022. The public ballot is now open and closes at 21:00 BST on Friday 8 October.

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