Banbury based personal trainer and owner of Flexercise, Michael Dobson, successfully completed the London Marathon and raised £4,800 for Macmillan in memory of his father who died of cancer.
Fundraising was helped along by local accountancy firm Whitley Stimpson who sponsored Michael to run the marathon which he spectacularly completed in 3 hours, 46 minutes and 48 seconds.
Commenting on his achievement, Debra Higgs, Practice Manager at Whitley Stimpson said: “We are extremely pleased Michael completed the marathon and happy to contribute to such a good cause. Many people have been affected by cancer, including Michael and his family, so it is important people follow his lead and help to fundraise to continue the excellent work carried out by charities such as Macmillan.”
Michael started personal training when his career as a professional footballer ended through injury. He played for Brentford FC for 7 years, Reading FC for 7 months and Walsall FC for 2 years where he ended his career in football.
Michael comments: “I wanted to take on another challenge in life whilst raising money for a worthy cause. The London Marathon certainly provided an opportunity to do both. I’d like to personally thank Whitley Stimpson for their generous donation and hope that other firms consider donating to Macmillan in the future.”
Debra concludes: “Whitley Stimpson recognises the importance of our role in the community and support a number of projects in the UK and abroad each year. This includes the donation of funds along with the delivery of accountancy services to local charity organisations.”