Ben’s marathon effort to pass the £4,000 mark for Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove
Among the thousands taking part in this weekend’s London Marathon will be local businessman Ben Truslove, when his long-distance running will be raising more than £4,000 for the Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.
Commercial property expert Ben, the joint managing director of John Truslove Ltd in Redditch, initially hoped to raise £1,500 from supporters by taking part in the Chester Marathon in October 2021.
But donations kept flooding in, reaching an impressive £2,100. He went on to take part in 2022’s London Marathon and has so far raised nearly £7,800 for the Primrose Hospice.
Now Ben has set his eye on raising another £4,000 as he tackles one of the biggest marathon events in the world.
Since it began in 1981, participants have raised more than £1 billion for good causes by pounding 26.2 miles around the nation’s capital.
Ben said: “This is the biggest marathon event on the national stage and the ideal opportunity to fly the flag for the Primrose Hospice.
“It will be both exhausting and exhilarating, but all the effort will be worthwhile because of the generous donations I am receiving.”
“I was inspired by the huge support I received when I first took part in the Chester Marathon, and I’ve raised more than I could possibly have imagined when I first set out. It all goes to helping the Primrose to provide more crucial care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and support for their families.”
Abi Coulson, corporate fundraiser at Primrose Hospice, explained that the independent charity raises more than £1.75 million a year from the local community to provide care and help with patients’ home adjustments, physiotherapy, medication reviews or emotional support.
She said: “We’re so pleased that Ben has decided to run the London Marathon again for Primrose and are chuffed to bits that his supporters donated so much for his efforts.”
To support Ben this weekend, visit his fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ben-Truslove2un or visit www.primrosehospice.org.
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