Reader letter: Inspirational team

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On behalf of Arthritis Research UK, I’d like to thank all who supported our inspirational 2013 Virgin London marathon team.

We had a record 81 runners, who spent months training and fundraising to support us as we continue our fight against arthritis. We are the only charity in the UK dedicated to researching all forms of arthritis and receive no government funding. We rely entirely on the generosity of the public to continue funding research into treatment, prevention and cure. Ten million people in the UK are affected by arthritis, the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK. At the right level, exercise can ease stiffness, improve joint movement and strengthen muscles - the runners in our team who are living with arthritis are a testament to this. If you were there, we’d love to see your photos: and

Dr Liam O’Toole

Chief Executive Officer