Virgin London Marathon 2012 runners raise record £52.8m Tagged with: Events Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 September 2012 | News Runners in April’s Virgin London Marathon raised £52.8 million for good causes, bringing the total raised since the race began in 1981 to £610.7 million.This is the sixth consecutive year that London Marathon runners have broken the Guinness World Record for charity fundraising at a single annual event.This year’s run, which took place on 22 April 2012, featured a record 36,705 runners who finished the course. According to the organisers, 74% of them were raising money for good causes.Virgin London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher said: “This is an especially impressive total and the fact that this figure increased again for the sixth year in a row, despite the well publicised economic woes, shows just how committed our runners are to raising funds for good causes”.London Marathon fundraising totals2007 £46.5 million2008 £46.7 million2009 £47.2 million2010 £50.6 million2011 £51.8 million2012 £52.8 millionVirgin London Marathon 2013Next year’s Virgin London Marathon takes place on Sunday 21 April 2013. The official charities will be Age UK and YouthNet.www.runforit.org.ukPhoto: Pablo Gomez on Flickr.com Advertisement 37 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
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Efren O’Brien poses with his dog Beau in West End, Brisbane on Friday, September 7, 2018. Mr O’Brien is a first time property buyer. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)A REDUCTION in the Queensland First Home Owners Grant has done little to deter those looking to make their leap on to the property ladder.National data from the ABS shows that the number of finance approvals for first home buyers is now at its highest level in eight years.In Queensland, the number of finance approvals has increased by almost 10 per cent — proof that first time buyers are not afraid to buy a home with or without the state grant.The grant, which only applies to new builds up to $750,000, dropped from $20,000 to $15,000 on July 1.REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said while the number of finance approvals for investors and upgraders had dropped, first home buyers were bucking the trend.“We are now seeing the highest level of first home buyers since 2010,” she said.She pointed to two suburbs within reach of first home buyers — Albion, which has a median house price of $750,000 and Tugun on the Gold Coast, where the median house sales price is $647,000.But there is even more value in the Brisbane market, with Rocklea boasting the lowest median house sales price within 10km of the city, according to data from realestate.com.auThe ‘high demand suburb’ has a median sales price of $415,000 and records about three times the number of searches per property compared to the national average.A newly renovated four bedroom house is on the market for $399,000 — well below the overall Brisbane median house sales price of $535,000. Other top spots for first homebuyer budgets within 10km of the city are Keperra, Tingalpa, Everton Hills and Chermside.A three bedroom ‘fixer upper’ at Everton Hills is on the market for $450,000, and sits on a 615sq m block. The median house sales price for Everton Hills is $558,000, according to CoreLogic.Shirley Mapp of Re/Max Premier Consultants Chermside said she was seeing a lot of activity from first home buyers in the area. “At $450,000, that is great value if you can see its potential,” she said.Ms Mapp said first home buyers were pushing up prices in family-friendly suburbs such as Everton Hills, which had traditionally been held for many years.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoShe said Baby Boomers whose children had left home were now moving on, opening the way for first home buyers to enter the market.For those happy to commute a few extra kilometres, big savings can also be found at Riverview, Ebbw Vale, Gailes, Dinmore and East Ipswich, where existing houses have a median sales price under $275,000 within 30km of the CBD.First homebuyer Efrem O’Brien purchased a one-bedroom apartment in Stockwell’s Muse apartments in West End after renting in Sydney. Efren O’Brien bought his first home at Muse, West End. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)“I moved back up after being offered a position with Queensland Ballet and my job is only about 100m away,” he said.“I lived with my parents at first so it is nice having my own space again.“I am paying less on my mortgage now than I was paying in rent in Sydney.” Andrew Russell, who is the executive general manager at realestate.com.au Home Loans, said they were seeing more confidence from first home buyers.“Have a clear budget in mind that takes into consideration your lifestyle, allows enough of a buffer, and ensures you’re not over committing yourself,” he said. “This is particularly important with interest rate rises on the horizon for most Australian banks”. Fast track buying a home – check out Moneysaver HQ in Monday’s Courier Mail.