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Competition Winner's Story

Virgin Money London Marathon fundraiser shares his excitement of winning an exclusive Virgin Money Giving prize.

Ben Slater - Virgin Money Giving competition winner

Virgin Money London Marathon fundraiser shares his excitement of winning an exclusive Virgin Money Giving prize.

In January 2019, Virgin Money Giving hosted an exclusive competition for Virgin Money London Marathon fundraisers to win an upgraded Green Start place and four Grandstand passes for this year’s marathon. We are delighted to reveal the winner of the amazing prize was Ben Slater.

Here is what he had to say when he found out;

“Winning the prize has been brilliant news. As I’ve never ran a marathon before, this is great prize to have won. Not only for my family to be seated in the grand stand to cheer me on but also for me to be at the green start sounds like a luxury! I’m definitely looking forward to the day of the Virgin Money London Marathon, in the past as a child it was me cheering my dad on, now my dad has the opportunity to cheer me on”.

We also asked him how his training was going and why he chose to run the Virgin Money London Marathon.

“Training is going well so far apart from the odd pain here and there but with the help of my dad following me on a push bike carrying my water for me, it’s been a lot easier than doing it alone. I’m running for the Dementia Revolution charity in memory of grandad who passed away a few years ago due to having Alzheimer’s so all my fundraising is going to a great cause, I’ve now just got to step it up on April 28th”

Ben has now reached his fundraising target and we wish him the best of luck with his marathon journey. If you’d like to support Ben, then be sure to visit Ben’s Virgin Money Giving fundraising page.

By fundraising through Virgin Money Giving you can enter exclusive competitions and receive exciting rewards. You can find our latest competitions here

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