We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring one of our employees, Rory Phillpotts in this year’s Virgin London Marathon.

A much-loved member of the Fishpools Lighting Department, Rory will be attempting to raise £2,500 for local charity the Isabel Hospice. To help him reach his fundraising target we’ve pledged to donate an extra £1 for every £1 that he raises (up to £1,250).

Rory is currently training an impressive three times a week and hopes to complete the 26.2 miles in less than four hours. As one of five ‘gold place’ runners, chosen through Isabel Hospice’s own ballot, he’ll be helping to raise money to support terminally ill patients and their families.

Rory comments: “This year my grandmother will be celebrating 25 years volunteering for Isabel Hospice, so taking up this challenge seems the perfect way to mark the occasion; it’s fantastic to have Fishpools’ support.”

Simon Fishpool, Managing Director at Fishpools, comments: “We are thrilled to be sponsoring Rory and the Isabel Hospice at this year’s Virgin London Marathon. The hospice undertakes fantastic work within the local community and we’re proud to be able to help fund this.”

Our sponsorship of Rory runs alongside our 2015 Charities Programme which aims to raise £5,000 for two local charities to reach a total fundraising target of £10,000 by the end of the year. The two chosen charities, Herts Air Ambulance and Teens Unite, have also been carefully selected in recognition of their incredible work.

If you’d like to support Rory and the Isabel Hospice head over to his JustGiving page where you’ll be able to see how he’s getting on and also donate.