Support Charlie and Jemma as they take part in the London Marathon MyWay

We’re delighted to introduce Charlie Langhorne and Jemma Clark who are embarking on the TCS London Marathon My Way virtual event on Sunday 21st April. The London Marathon MyWay gives you the opportunity to amble along country lanes or power up and over hills in order to completed 26.2 miles however and wherever you wish on Marathon Day. To earn the coveted TCS London Marathon finisher medal participants have to complete the distance from 00:00 to 23:59:59 BST on Sunday 21st April.

If you’d like to support the ICPCN by taking on your own challenge, or becoming a supporter, please reach out by emailing

Charlie Langhorne

Charlie Langhorne is a proud Global Ambassador of the ICPCN dedicating himself to raising vital funds and awareness for the >21 million children worldwide who would benefit from palliative care. Charlie’s commitment shines through as he embarks on walking or running 1.8km every hour, on the hour, for 24 hours in his local village with the support of his family and friends.

Charlie is recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 influential figures and his company ‘Wild in Art’ works around the world creating ever popular public art trails. The auctions alone from these trails have raised over £26.3 million for charities. The team at the ICPCN are hugely grateful for his involvement and wish him the best of luck with his personal challenge.

Charlie commented: “As a Global Ambassador for the ICPCN I am deeply committed to supporting their crucial work to be the global voice and providing children’s palliative care training to healthcare professionals and parents worldwide. I hope every step I take will help to raise funds and awareness that there are more than 21 million children around the world who urgently need palliative care. Taking part in the My Way event is to urge people to donate to my page and to support the ICPCN with future fundraising efforts.”

Charlie has generously agreed to match fund his donations up to £1,000 so this is an even bigger incentive to donate to Charlie today!

Jemma Clark

Jemma has always wanted to run a marathon but never had the courage to train for one due to her dodgy left hip – She was born with developmental dysplasia of the hip requiring femoral osteotomy (for her medical friends). Apparently the surgeon told her parents that I could probably do everything in future apart from become a marathon runner.  Therefore I have decided to do The London Marathon My Way instead.

Her plan is to complete the distance of marathon via a combination of swimming, cycling and walking in my own personal ‘Wobbly Tri-Marathon’.  Her route will be from West Kirby (her childhood home) to Chester (her current home) via Ellesmere Port.  The swim section will be in West Kirby, the cycle section will be along the Wirral Way, and the walking section will be along the Shropshire Union Canal.

Her main aim is to purely complete the marathon distance regardless of her time whilst fundraising for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network.  She first heard about ICPCN when virtually attending an Introduction to Palliative Care in Limited Resource Settings in Lesotho course in Autumn 2023.  As a paediatric doctor, She is very aware of the impact on the family and wider community whenever a child passes away.  ICPCN work to improve access to palliative care for children on a global scale by supporting the development of paediatric palliative care services in low resource settings.