Three popular licensing executives will be taking on the 26.2 mile challenge of the London Marathon on Sunday, April 13th, aiming to raise money for industry charity The Light Fund.
Nicola Webster, licensing manager at Walker Books (main image), Ezekiel Sweiry, MD of Fabric Flavours and Tracey Device, licensing and marketing director at KD UK will all be tackling the distance and looking to meet their combined target of £6,000 for the charity.
Runners with differing degrees of experience, neither Nicola, Tracey or Ezekiel have gone the marathon distance before and they are appealing to the good folk of the licensing industry to sponsoe them and, in turn, support The Light Fund’s chosen charity partners that help children, women and men.
Walker’s Webster commented: "Inspired by friends and family who ran last year, I signed up in the summer which seems like a really good idea when the sun was shining. My training is on track and I’ve covered 110 miles in 2014 alone, but my overriding thought at this stage is ‘I must be mad!’
"It’s all in a fantastic cause though and we urge our colleagues in the licensing industry to dig as deep as they can."
Fabric Flavour’s Sweiry (pictured below) added: "After a chat with Ian Hyder last year, I was super impressed that he mastered running, conquered the course and raised lots of money for amazing good causes and, very simply, he inspired me to do the same.
"I gave up smoking six years ago and prior to that I couldn’t even run for a bus, but the training is going well, 15.2 miles on Sunday, and with the support of our friends in the industry I’m determined to go the distance in aid of The Light Fund."
KD UK’s Devine (pictured below with colleague, and fellow marathon runner, Katie Roberts-Mason) added: "In a moment of sober madness I applied to run the London Marathon – despite having never run more than 10K previously.
"When I was accepted, raising money for The Light Fund has given it some sensibility. The gruelling training programme is starting to have an impact now, but the end is in sight and the real reward will come by meeting our fundraising target. A huge thanks to those who have already been so generous but we’ve still a way to go so please do help."