Redhill marathon man sets off

Facing gale force winds, freezing temperatures, rain and even hail, Jonathan Wileman has already begun his mission to run nine marathons in seven months to raise money for The Children's Trust, the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. In fact, Jonathan has already completed six of his marathons, including Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Viking Coastal, Martello, Venice, and Saxon Shore. He is now set to complete Thames Meander in March, Brighton in early April and finishing with the London Marathon in late April. Jonathan works for aquila, a pension administration software company based in Redhill. The company adopted The Children's Trust as its charity partner and hopes to raise £25,000 by April 2015. And the company is generously matching every pound donated to its employees' fundraising initiatives. Jonathan said: "Running these marathons and maintaining my fitness between each of them has been tough, but I have really enjoyed taking on the challenge – I won't know what to do with myself once it's all over. The Children's Trust is an amazing place that does fantastic work. I'm delighted to be able to help with that." Jane Shufflebotham, Fundraising Executive at the Children's Trust said: "When Jonathan first said that he was going to do this, I thought that it would be too much. But he has been completely dedicated in his training and seems to get a real buzz from it. He has raised a fantastic amount which will buy some much needed equipment for the physiotherapy and occupational therapy units at The Children's Trust." Mr Wileman has already raised over £4000 for The Children's Trust, and hopes to raise at least £4,500 by April. To donate visit his Just Giving Page

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