Nautilus International’s head of strategic development Steven Gosling has completed the 2017 London Marathon — which he ran in just under six hours to raise money for Seafarers UK.
Mr Gosling — a former seafarer — has chosen to donate to the charity, which is marking its centenary this year. Originally known as the King George’s Fund for Sailors, the charity has also made a major donation to new accommodation and care facilities for retired seafarers and their dependents at the Nautilus Mariners’ Park complex in Wallasey.
The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event in the world, with a record 40,000 runners taking part in the 2017 event. To prepare for the race, Mr Gosling completed a 75-minute 15km ‘tough run’ in Greenwich Park on Saturday 25 March.
‘As a former seafarer, I am honoured to run the London Marathon for Seafarers UK to support their important charitable work,’ he said. ‘Seafarers UK is a charity that provides vital support to seafarers in need and their families. It receives no government funding and relies heavily on public donations and legacies to maintain its grant-making programme. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donate to Seafarers UK.’
Monday, April 24, 2017