Prinovis UK's Production Planning Manager, Chris LeMaire to take on the London Marathon!

On the 23rd of April, Chris LeMaire, Production Planning Manager, will be making his debut at the London marathon. He will be running in support of the charity Victa – a charity which supports blind and visually impaired children and young people.

To  support Chris and make a donation to his chosen charity go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChrisLeMaire

Chris has been inspired by his son who completed the London marathon last year, and the essential work carried out by Victa, to complete this challenge. Having never competed in a race before, he will be running in the Wilmslow half marathon in March and the Liverpool half marathon in April in preparation for the big event. 

Prinovis has pledged to match Chris’s donations up to a value of £1000 in an effort to support Chris and his chosen charity.

Chris’s contribution to this cause is invaluable to those who depend on the charity; Chris says “For me, running the London marathon has been a life time goal, something which I have always wanted to tick off the bucket list.”

“When my son completed the event last year I was determined to prove that I could do the same.”

“I chose to support the charity Victa because of the emphasis it places on helping the families of visually impaired children as well as the children themselves.”

 “When my second child was born he had health problems, and so I can understand what the families of the children helped by Victa might be going through and I know how important it is that they receive support.”

Victa focuses on enhancing the lives of children and young people with sight impairments. The charity organises trips designed to allow its members to experience normal life has a heavy emphasis on tactile experiences, and, like all of Victa’s work, are intended to promote confidence and independence in the young people it helps. 

Through the wide range of activities Victa provides it is able to bring together visually impaired young people and children and their families in a safe and positive environment – something which is essential for those involved.

Chris adds “I would be thrilled if I could raise £1000 in support of this charity – a figure which would be doubled by Prinovis.”

“My main target on the day is to complete the marathon; however I would be delighted if I could do this in less than four and a half hours.”

To  support Chris and make a donation to his chosen charity go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChrisLeMaire