As staff at OrderWise already know, one of our IT Technicians Jay Lee is a keen runner and we have previously covered his sterling efforts in running to raise money for various charities. Together with his wife, Laura, they have previously raised money for Cancer Research UK and CCAA Kids with Arthritis.
Having previously completed the Lincoln Half Marathon and the intense Steeples & Spires Challenge, Jay has now set his sights on the world famous London Marathon which he will be running in April 2018.
The event is shown on television in nearly 200 countries and regularly features professional athletes including Sir Mo Farah! In addition to professionals, the event always features large numbers of charity runners and the event has become a great source of income for a wide range of charities. In fact, the #ReasonToRun for more than three quarters of all runners involves raising money for charity. The event actually holds a Guinness World Record for one-day charity fundraising and in 2016 a staggering £59.4 million was raised!
Jay’s #ReasonToRun is to raise money for the NSPCC charity, which is a cause close to his heart. Jay and Laura are personally donating the £2,200 minimum sponsorship required to run the event for charity and OrderWise is also sponsoring Jay’s efforts. Jay is asking others to support the worthy cause too by sponsoring his run, and donations can be made via the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jmj26
Jay’s training is demanding and his commitment is truly shown by his early morning runs before work, which are sometimes as far as 20k! With such dedication to helping a charity which does such great work, we are all immensely proud of Jay and hope that his fundraising target of £4,000 is both met and exceeded!
Stay tuned to our newsletter each month as we’ll be tracking Jay’s progress to see how his training is going.