BUSINESSMAN Ian Chester is getting his customers involved as he prepares to take on the challenge of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.
Ian, the Managing Director of Yorkshire Windows, has been chosen to represent leading dementia charity Lost Chord at the world famous sporting event.
And to make sure the fundraising gets off to a great start he will be donating £5 to his fundraising target from every Yorkshire Windows order between now and the end of April, when the marathon takes place.
“It was a great honour to be selected to represent Lost Chord and I want to raise as much money for this great charity as possible,” said Ian.
“We are a South Yorkshire company and Lost Chord is a South Yorkshire charity so there was an immediate link between us.”
A keen fitness enthusiast, Ian has most recently taken part in the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon in Leeds and the gruelling Barclay’s MoonTrekker nocturnal endurance event in Hong Kong.
“I did my first London Marathon last year and am delighted that Lost Chord have placed their faith in me and given me this chance to return in April 2019,” he said.
“It’s a brilliant day and now that I have a charity like Lost Chord to run for I am determined not only to improve on my time but also to raise as much money as possible.
“Dementia is a cause that should be close to all our hearts as it is one that affects so many families.
“I know what great work Lost Chord is doing and it is a true honour for me to know that I will be wearing their colours on the day.”
To support Ian simply visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/IanChester2