Each year, our Virgin Money Lounges award a small number of Virgin Money London Marathon places to local charities – enabling these charities to raise all important funds by having supporters run in the event.
This year, the Sheffield Lounge’s runners include none other than the Sheffield Lord Mayor – Magid Magid who is running for Unity Gym Project, Sheffield Women’s Therapy and Counselling Service and Flourish Mental Health. alongside Charlotte, running for Create a Dream Foundation and Matt, running for Special Olympics Sheffield; Wesly, running for Age UK Sheffield.
To boost fundraising for the charities, the Sheffield Lounge have launched the #MarathonWithMagid challenge. Over 2 days, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March, ten local Sheffield businesses have pledged to run, walk or skip 26.2 miles in order to raise funds for the four runners’ chosen charities. To support them on their way, our Events and Promotions Manager Holly Garforth will be whizzing around Sheffield with the Lord Mayor, visiting all of the businesses taking part.
We’re delighted to be helping support these fantastic charities with the help of these amazing Sheffield businesses, helping to make a real difference to people’s lives in Sheffield.