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Reigate account strategist gets his running shoes on
12:00pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012 in News
Reigate account strategist Barry Worth will be sliding out from behind his computer desk and putting on his running shoes to take part in this year's Virgin London Marathon.
Barry, 38, who lives with wife Alex and two-year-old son Jackson in Hartington Close, will be pounding the streets of the capital on Sunday, April 22, to raise money for The Children’s Trust.
He is hoping to raise more than £1,800 for the charity based in Tadworth, which provides specialist care for some of the UK’s most severely disabled children, and rehabilitation to children with an acquired brain injury.
It will be Barry’s first ever marathon and he is busily preparing for his challenge by running the streets of Reigate during his lunch-breaks, and running to and from Dorking at weekends.
He said: “I was very keen to run for a children’s charity and was just bowled over when I visited the Trust and saw the amazing work they do.
“I am pleased to be one of the charity’s team and I’m looking forward to being cheered on by their supporters on the day.”
Barry said: “I hope that my family, friends and work colleagues will sponsor me and help me to raise as much money as possible.
“I am also holding a raffle prize draw so would welcome any donations of prizes from local companies.”
People who would like to sponsor Barry's marathon effort can do so online by visiting his website at: http://justgiving.com/Barry.Worth The Children’s Trust is a national charity, which provides therapy, care and education for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs, and is the UK’s largest provider of rehabilitation to children with an acquired brain injury.
For more details visit its website at: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk Anyone who is an “own-place runner” and would like to run for The Children’s Trust in the Virgin London Marathon, should call Bryony on 01737 365018.