Thursday 18 March 2010

Runners notch up the pace for Marie Curie

Two teams of runners from Isaac Agnew Volkswagen are in training for the Belfast City Marathon and plan to raise £1,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The success of last year’s relay team has encouraged more Isaac Agnew staff to take the baton and raise money for the worthy cause.

Team organiser, otherwise known as Isaac Agnew site supervisor, Desi O’Neill, is delighted with the increase in supporters.

He said: “Last year we entered just one team and raised money for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice but this year it will be bigger and better. We have two teams of five running a relay format, plus service advisor, Lisa Hancock and I will complete the full marathon for our first time ever.

“Everyone is training and fundraising very hard and we are very grateful to Isaac Agnew who have kindly covered our entry fee.”

Encouraged by their work colleagues from the Boucher Road Volkswagen retailer, each runner will take on the worthy challenge by completing a distance of between 3.5 miles to 7.2 miles, with the exception of Lisa and Desi who will run the complete distance.

Donations can be received at the Boucher Road retailer.

Brian Robinson, Isaac Agnew’s managing director, added: “We were very happy to support the staff team and wish them all the very best of luck on the day.”

The two teams include Desi O’Neill, Lisa Hancock, Brian O’Neill, James Magee, Emma Spears, Kathryn Magee, Gerard Devlin, Lyndsey Brown, Keith Montgomery and Arlene Martin.

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