Wonder Woman Runs London Marathon for Over The Wall!

Vanessa Wickens from Arundel, completed the London Marathon on Sunday, raising a total of over £3,500 for Over The Wall.

Completing the race dressed as Wonder Woman, Vanessa finished the 26.2 mile course with a time of 5:52:11.

“I was so proud to be running on behalf of the charity Over the Wall” says Vanessa. “I’ve been a huge advocate for this incredible charity since I first came across it when I was working as a radiographer and sonographer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. My sister – a play specialist – accompanied some of her patients to one of its camps, and seeing the impact it had on her led me to volunteer. Five years on, I still feel so privileged to be part of something that gives children the opportunity to grow in confidence and be themselves, without being defined by their illnesses.”

Vanessa has also participated in various other events to raise funds for Over The Wall including a skydive in 2014. She also kindly asked guests at her wedding in 2016, to make donations to the charity, rather than buy her and her husband gifts.


Isabel Overton, Over The Wall’s Director of Development, said, “We are incredibly grateful for all of Vanessa’s efforts in raising money for Over The Wall. The funds that she has raised will make a huge difference, creating many more opportunities for children to enjoy our therapeutic residential camps.”