A popular estate agent in Chichester is set to run this month’s London Marathon in support of children’s hospice charity Together for Short Lives.
Paul Higgins-Drysdale, senior sales consultant at Leaders in Chichester, is tackling the 26.2-mile course around the streets of the capital on 24th April.
All of the money he raises will be donated to Leaders’ Charity of the Year, which supports all 53 children’s hospices in the UK, including Chestnut Tree House in West Sussex.
Paul says: “I’m not sure anything can prepare you for such a huge challenge, but I am hopeful of completing the marathon in a good time.
“The London Marathon is one of the most popular sporting events in the world and I cannot wait to be one of many runners supporting Together for Short Lives.
“Most importantly, I want to raise as much money as possible for a terrific cause. Together for Short Lives allows children’s hospices to provide vital care to young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.”
Paul is currently undertaking a gruelling training regime and has been running at all hours of the day in a bid to be ready for the big day.
Leaders named Together for Short Lives as its Charity of the Year in 2015 and raised a total of £45,000 for the organisation. It has renewed its partnership for 2016 and is aiming to raise £50,000 this year.
Anybody who would like to support Paul in his marathon efforts can donate here.