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Louis Oliva completes half marathon

Louis Oliva completes half marathon

14 May 2014

This is 14-year-old Louis Oliva, a pupil at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in West London. As he is too young to participate in an organised half marathon event, Louis took on the challenge of running the equivalent distance as part of his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

On 12 April 2014, Louis completed his half marathon in one hour, 44 minutes and 58 seconds, and in the process, he has raised a fantastic £781.00 for us.

Louis’ cousin, Sharon Catt, is the mum of Maisie, who contracted meningoccocal septicaemia when she was five months old, and as a result lost both her legs.


Katelyn McGrotty
Meningococcal disease
Meningococcal disease at 0

At no time throughout that 24 hours did I think Katelyn's life was in danger.

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