Tuesday, 29 March 2011


A Maidenhead salesman is putting on his running shoes for the first time ever, to raise thousands of pounds for a children’s charity.

Dominic Rees, who works at Citygate Volkswagen, in High Wycombe will run the London Marathon, on Sunday 17th April, and hopes to raise over £3,000 for the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Child Cruelty).

The 39-year-old, is so focused on the marathon, he now trains four or five mornings a week before working at the Volkswagen retailer on the London Road.

Dominic, said: “Running the London Marathon before I’m 40, is a life-goal of mine, one that I’m looking forward to achieving.

“Everyone at Citygate Volkswagen is being very supportive and has sponsored me.

“My aim is to complete the marathon in under four hours, which is a good time considering

professional runners, take approximately two hours to complete it.

“The NSPCC is a charity I strongly believe in and the money I raise will be used to help children escape abuse and cruelty.”

As well as raising money for the NSPCC, Dominic has improved his health dramatically. “Before starting training I’d not done any exercise for five years and weighed over 16 stone.

“Since starting my training last year in September, I’ve run hundreds of miles and have lost three


Citygate Volkswagen brand manager, Mark Hudson, said: “Everyone at Citygate Volkswagen is behind Dominic and we’re positive he will complete his personal goal, of running the marathon in under four hours.

“The NCPCC is a very worthy charity to support and the money Dominic raises will help many children.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Dominic should go to his Virgin Money Giving page www.virginmoneygiving.com/DominicRees

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