29 May 2009
Heatrae Sadia's southern divisional sales manager Simon Russell ran the recent London Marathon for the third time to raise money for leukaemia charity the Anthony Nolan Trust and smashed his £5,000 total target.
Simon trains hard all year round to take on the 26.2 mile annual run and currently holds a personal best of four hours 20 minutes. This year's race was his third fund-raising marathon for the Leukaemia charity that is very close to his heart. Fifteen years ago Simon's friend's seven-year-old son was diagnosed with leukaemia and the Anthony Nolan Trust, which tackles the disease and other blood disorders, helped him to find a tissue match. Since then, Simon has been on the bone marrow register himself and is keen to promote the charity while raising as much money as possible.
Simon's avid fundraising means he has now raised over £5,000, but is determined to raise even more. He comments: "Meeting my £5,000 target was amazing and people's kindness and generosity is overwhelming. The training is hard but it's worth every minute when you see how the money helps transform children's lives.”