London Marathon, Sunday 23rd April 2006

Sarah Hadley ran the London Marathon in aid of the NNRT.  Below is an extract from the pre-race press release. 


Sarah Hadley will be pounding the streets on April 23rd in her first London Marathon, and at the same time raising money for patients at a beleaguered psychiatric hospital Romania.

“It’s my first marathon – I’ve done three half marathons, but this is my first sponsored event,” said Sarah.

Sarah, 34, a financial services consultant from Maida Vale, has to fit in her training around her 10 month-old baby Olivia.

“I found out just before Christmas I had a place in the London Marathon and started to do some training then when I was on holiday in Australia.

“When I got home I started training in earnest, but I have to wait until the baby is asleep.

“She’s had a few bumpy rides in the pram whilst I’ve been training!”

Sarah is raising money for the North Nibley Romania Team, a small registered charity that works with patients and staff in a bleak psychiatric hospital north of Brasov, Romania, which is home to adults suffering from long-term conditions such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and depression.

The charity was formed in the early 1990s in Gloucestershire, but now has volunteers based throughout the country. Sarah’s uncle, Bert Colgrave, is a former chairman of the charity, and it was his work that inspired her to raise money for the NNRT.

“My uncle has been active in the charity for a long time and it struck me as such a worthwhile cause. All the money raised goes directly to the charity’s projects and there are no administration costs.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor Sarah can contact her on xxxx xxx xxxx, or xxxx xxx xxxx.

For more information about the work of the North Nibley Romania Team visit


The Charity would like to record their thanks for Sarah's efforts, and the significant funds raised towards our cause are much appreciated.