The lovely Ian Reynolds, Managing Director at the KBH Group, is running his first marathon this year to support our work.
With just under two months until the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018, training is already well under way for this year’s runners!
We’re lucky enough to have a runner taking part on behalf of Theodora Children’s Charity. The lovely Ian Reynolds, Managing Director at the KBH Group, is running his first marathon this year to support our work.
We caught up with Ian to hear about how he’s feeling about his first ever marathon, and find out what attracted him to support Theodora.
Q: Hi Ian! So, what attracted you to Theodora Children’s Charity?
I have known about Theodora, and the positive work it does for many years. I think it’s a simple but marvellous idea that must really help children when they most need it. The Giggle Doctors’ work just really strikes a chord with me - even more so, now I have children of my own.
Q: How did you end up running for Theodora?
I have always wanted to one day run a marathon, both as an opportunity to support a worthy cause and as something to do for myself. I remember talking about this many years ago with Theodora, so when the opportunity came up via ballot I accepted!
Q: How are you feeling about running the marathon?
This is my first marathon, and having ramped up my training in the last 4 weeks I realise that it will not be easy at all! But I love a challenge, and even though I’m nervous I hope I can get myself to the level required to finish!
Q: How’s your fundraising going?
I have reached out to family and business contacts via email and shared my online donations page. I have also held a money raising and fun ‘Bogan Bingo’ night on the 1st March. So far, I have over £3,000 in donations.
Q: Why should people sponsor you?
Theodora is a great charity, which when competing against many much larger charities needs all the help it can get to deliver what it wants. I and my company have also spent many years sponsoring other people, so it’s a fair return of favour!
Q: What would you say to someone else thinking of running the London marathon for Theodora?
I would encourage them to say ‘yes’ - and to get started on the training and fundraising ASAP!
Thanks, Ian. Good Luck!
It costs £10 to fund a Giggle Doctor visit to one child. Fundraising efforts - like Ian’s - help us to bring smiles and giggles to even more poorly children.
If you’d like to sponsor Ian on his marathon journey, please click here.