With 40,000 runners out in force to raise money for their individual charities, the atmosphere at the Virgin London Marathon was buzzing. Eight strong individuals took on the challenge to represent the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) at this year’s event. They shed blood, sweat and tears to train for the gruelling 26-mile run. The EIC would like to express our sincere thanks to Mike Allen, Tom Panton, Mel Dean, Bruno Seguin, Eleena Psomadakis, Philippe Guerin, Neville Pellatt and James Lawrence.
Mel reported to us, “I thoroughly enjoyed it although [I was] completely exhausted at the end so just wanted to get home and sleep! I managed to achieve 5 hours 38 minutes, which I was really pleased with. Over an hour off my 2016 time and well under my target of 6 hours.” It is great to see personal bests come through and as a charity we love to see our supporters having fun and achieving their goals.
The Electrical Industries Charity would also like to say a big thank you to Vinci Energies UK and all their sponsors for being big supporters for our runners. Between them, Bruno, Eleena, Philippe and Neville raised more than £7,000. Thank you for all your wonderful support! Take a look at our Photo Gallery.
With a growing fundraising total of £13,226.49, we are very thrilled at the amount of dedication, commitment and support from everybody involved and those who have already donated to reach this amount. Each penny raised is going to help make a difference to one very special family, the Caz Dickinson family. This is our next big Challenge for a Cause case, with the aim to fundraise £250,000 by 2018 so we can build them a new fit-for-purpose home. Read the Dickinsons’ story here.
With only Tom Panton and Mike Allen yet to reach their targets of £1,750 each, they need your help to raise the final combined total £3,500. Fear not ‒ there’s still time to donate, so please support Mike and Tom and get them across their fundraising finish line!
Mike Allen http://bit.ly/2l41xII
The fundraising team
Electrical Industries Charity