IT Group Partner, Tony Sykes, all set to run London Marathon next month

On Sunday 23rd April 2017 IT Group Partner and Tetbury Lions member, Tony Sykes, will be running the Virgin London Marathon. He is one of just 10 Lions Club members in the United Kingdom to secure a Gold Bond place to run on behalf of Lions International Centenary.

These prized places have been made available by Chester Lions Club, the only Club in the country to offer such an opportunity.  All ten members of “Team Lions” will be raising money for Blind Veterans UK, Llandudno.  All proceeds will be used to expand the rehabilitation facilities for sight-impaired and limbless ex-service men and women.  The state of the art facilities will provide essential services to improve the quality of their lives and, when completed, will be used to deliver the “Life Skills for Independent Living” project.

Tony is no stranger to marathon running having previously run the New York Marathon and two London marathons and while these were some years ago, he is making sure he is in good shape to take on this huge challenge.

He is confident that on the day he will achieve a very respectable time of something over four hours.  Like the other members of “Team Lions” Tony is committed to raising at least £5,000 in sponsorship.

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