Our very own Mark Bennett and our former colleague and good friend Ben Fletcher are both in training for Marathons in April.
Mark Bennett will be running his first Marathon in Brighton this April in aid of Make-a-Wish Foundation UK. This wonderful charity exists for one reason – to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. The foundation goes above and beyond to grant very special wishes to very special children; because a child’s life shouldn’t be about illness, hospitals and diagnosis – it should be about wonder, joy and hope. Since the charity was established in 1986 they have granted more than 9000 wishes, however they rely on donations to keep making wishes come true.
If you would like to support mark in his efforts to raise money for this special charity please visit his fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/Team-Bennlannelli
Our good friend and former colleague Ben Fletcher will be taking on the London Marathon this year in aid of MACS – The Micro and Anophthalmic Children’s Society. MACS is the UK’s national charity for children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. They provide support to families of children born with Microphthalmia (small eyes), Anophthalmia (no eyes) and/or Coloboma (cleft of the eye).Their services are accessed by around 500 families around the UK and some who are further afield. Ben has excelled in his fundraising and has already surpassed his fundraising target, however he aims to raise as much as he possibly can for this beneficial charity. Ben has already completed a couple of marathons before, however this one will be run in Fancy Dress. So if you spot an Ostrich running wild in the Buckinghamshire countryside, it is most likely Ben in training.
If you would like to support Ben in his fundraising for this wonderful charity please visit his fundraising page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ben10
Both Mark and Ben will be running in the Milton Keynes 20mile in a couple of weekends time as part of their Marathon training, and we shall be there to see them cross the line.