Blaser Mills’ Hiren Gandhi and Alex Wilson-Jones will be dusting off their trainers and taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on 29 April 2015, raising money for Leonard Cheshire Disability.
With the aim of raising £3,600.00 for Leonard Cheshire Disability, Hiren and Alex have begun an 8-month training schedule to get them through the 26.2-mile course through London. All money raised will help the charity support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities allowing them to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.
Hiren and Alex are specifically donating their sponsorship money to Chiltern House based in Buckinghamshire, as it is one of Leonard Cheshire’s care homes which is close to where Hiren and Alex live and work. They were both impressed and inspired by the work carried out by Chiltern House and the effect the charity’s work has on the lives of people with physical and learning disabilities.
Klara Wertheim, Events Officer at Leonard Cheshire Disability, said:
“We are delighted that Hiren and Alex are running the London Marathon to raise funds for our charity. One in six of us will be affected by disability at some point in our lives. For many of us, it will be the hardest thing we ever have to face. If it does happen, we are there to support disabled people across the UK to rebuild their lives and do things that matter to them.
“We wish Hiren and Alex best of luck with their training – we will be on-hand to support them every step of the way. We are very proud of all our runners and know it will be a day to remember. We would like to take this opportunity to thank both of them for their dedication and support.”
Anyone wishing to donate to Leonard Cheshire Disability can do so via Hiren and Alex’s fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/HirenandAlex
You can visit Leonard Cheshire’s website by visiting: www.leonardcheshire.org