Vitalise set to receive close to £70,000 in fundraising income
The 34 runners of Team Vitalise completed the 26.2 miles of the 2013 London Marathon in front of huge crowds on 21 April. Having endured a gruelling training regime through one of the harshest winters in living memory, the runners were rewarded with glorious sunshine on the day.
Amongst the Team Vitalise runners this year were a Royal Navy officer, a police officer, two doctors, a clutch of teachers and no less than 12 City of London bankers! Six of the team finished in well under four hours.
In addition to their training the runners had been fundraising hard for Vitalise, enabling many of them to top up their sponsorship money with the proceeds of other fundraising events. As a result Vitalise looks set to receive close to £70,000 from their efforts this year.
Vitalise staff were out in numbers to cheer on the runners at the charity’s cheering point at the 19-mile mark, while a post-race reception was laid on at the Institute of Directors to welcome the weary runners and offer massages and refreshments.
Once reunited with family and friends, many of Team Vitalise shared stories about their race experiences, posed for pictures with their medals and recorded ‘happy birthday’ video messages for Vitalise.
Among the runners of Team Vitalise this year was Ed Muboro, a security officer at the Business Design Centre, where Vitalise has its London office, who said:
“My heartfelt gratitude to the Vitalise Team; it was just awesome to see you on mile 19 and I got the loudest cheer and encouragement when my body was aching seriously because of cramp.”
Vitalise would like to offer its congratulations and thanks to all the members of Team Vitalise.
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