Hi,

My name is Francesca and I am originally from the Cotswolds. I studied Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins, London before working as a designer for Christian Dior and now JW Anderson. Before joining the industry I worked in an orphanage in Tamil Nadu and volunteered at many schools which really highlighted for me just how privileged we are here in the West. 

Running has always been something of a soul food for me and it's fair to say I know the stretch up the Regents Canal in London, like the back of my hand.....although jogging alongside a scooter in Tamil Nadu definitely had more of an edge ! 2019  was my first year running in the London Marathon and thus  I decided to support The Wings of Hope children's charity as the work they do in Tamil Nadu is very close to my heart.

But alas, due to COVID, the London Marathon has been postponed till October 2021!!

But now I face an even bigger challenge - I have not been approved of a place for this 2021 Marathon, due to a large backlog of runners from last year, and so, with a very heavy heart, I have accepted a place for October 2022!

Please support me in making sure that more underprivileged children can get a decent education, which will them get them jobs to support not only themselves but their families too.

Thank you !