A Chester based trainee accountant is celebrating after completing his first marathon.
Nick Clark, 22, from Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers completed the Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday, April 7.
“It was very tough, I’m aching all over, but it was a fantastic experience,” said Nick, who completed the marathon in 4 hours, 11 minutes and 21 seconds.
Nick joined over 20,000 runners on the 26.2 mile course to raise money for The Hospice of the Good Shepard.
The hospice provides palliative care for residents of Cheshire West and Chester and Deeside for free.
Less than a third of the annual running costs of £4 million come from government funding, the remainder is generated through fundraising, donations, events and corporate partnerships.
Ellis & Co is currently taking part in the hospice’s 30th Anniversary Corporate Challenge, where the team has three months to turn a £50 starter fund into as much money as possible.
John Farrell, account senior will be taking part in the Chester Triathlon on May 12 (to sponsor John please click here); followed by payroll assistant Glenda Hall who will be running in the Essar Chester Half Marathon on May 19 (to sponsor Glenda please click here).
You can sponsor Nick via his Just Giving page here.
“The hospice provides a much needed service in our area,” said Natalie Tomlinson, PR and marketing manager at Ellis & Co.
“We are looking forward to raising as much money as possible over the coming months.”