The Virgin Money London Marathon proved to be a fantastic success for the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) with seven charity runners collectively raising over £8,000.
The 26.2-mile-long Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the most popular fundraising events on the globe, attracting thousands of people from around the UK and beyond. Since the very first annual event, which was held in 1981, marathon runners have raised over one billion pounds for hundreds of charities across the UK and provided life support to thousands of people in need.
This year, the 39th London Marathon saw an incredible 414,168 people enter the ballot and arecord 42,906 runners start the race on Sunday 28th April, with 42,549 of them, including the seven brave EIC runners, crossing the finish line at the Mall opposite Buckingham Palace.
EIC runners who completed the gruelling 26.2-mile course were: Ben Mitchell from Tanglewood Wines, Dean Wilsher from LEW Electrical Distributors, Danny Carey from Schneider Electric, Lee Cooper from Edmundson Electrical, Ross Drinkell from South West Ambulance Service Trust, and Danny Knight and Richard Whitehurst from City Electrical Factors (CEF).
Managing Director Tessa Ogle said: “On behalf of the Electrical Industries Charity, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon. Their efforts have inspired so many people in our industry to take part in next year’s event as well as raising an incredible amount which will help us to continue assisting people in our industry who have fallen on hard times and require our support.”
In 2020, EIC will once again be offering Gold Bond places to those who would like to take part in this iconic event and help the Charity to provide support to hundreds of people across the electrical sector in their hour of need.
Do you have what it takes to complete one of the world’s greatest marathons? If so, register foryour place today to be part of EIC’s team in 2020 and go the extra mile for your industry’s Charity. All you need to do to enter is sign up and raise a minimum of £1,750, which will go towards changing the lives of hundreds of people within the electrical sector. The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 26th April 2020.