A team of 23 runners from Frazer-Nash will be taking on the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon on Sunday 3 October, in support of mobility charity Whizz-Kidz.
The team is collectively aiming to raise over £40,000 for Whizz-Kidz, running a range of fundraising initiatives alongside their training. Inspired by working with the charity on its Dream Wheelchair and Wheels of Change projects, they wanted to further help it to deliver its mobility equipment across the UK, and support its mission to ensure all young wheelchair users lives are full of fun, friendship and freedom.
Frazer-Nash Managing Director, Neil McDougall, said:
“I’m very proud of the members of our Frazer-Nash family who are taking on this challenge. They’re living proof of our values, ‘we care’ and ‘we want to do things that matter’ in action. It’s been inspirational working with Whizz-Kidz and seeing the amazing work the charity does to help young wheelchair users – I hope that we’re able to meet our fundraising target so we can help it continue to deliver its fantastic support.”
For Frazer-Nash Consultant, Gee Rosewarne, who has been an ultra-runner since 2015, the marathon is one of a number she will be undertaking this year. Gee said:
“London’s always been a dream of mine, it’s a real landmark event and the fulfilment of a running dream. The London Marathon is such an iconic race – especially with the crowd support, which is always fantastic. It’s so rewarding to be able to take part, and an amazing opportunity to raise a good wedge of cash for such a great charity. It will be a real honour to run in the Whizz-Kidz vest.”
Having previously not been a runner, Senior Business Manager, Greg Pope, has been training hard to ensure he can complete the distance. Greg says:
“I’ve been really inspired by the work of Whizz-Kidz, and by seeing the challenges young wheelchair users can overcome – my challenge is to transform myself from a novice into a marathon runner!”
If you would like to support the team to raise money to help make a difference to children’s lives, you can find links to each team member’s fundraising page here.