ChipsAway duo complete marathon for charity

ChipsAway head office colleagues Karl Heeley and Rebecca de Chair have raised more than £2,000 for charity by running the London Marathon.

They took part in the prestigious 26.2-mile race last weekend to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Heeley, a technician, earned a ‘good for age’ place on the start line after running a 1.21 half marathon, while de Chair got a ballot place after years of trying.

She said: “We’ve both trained incredibly hard for the marathon, putting in many hours pounding the pavements, but it means so much more knowing we’re helping raise much needed funds for such a fantastic cause, which currently stands at over £2,200, and donations are still coming in.”

Heeley added: “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way with donations, good luck messages and encouragement – it has been truly inspirational. Every contribution, whether big or small, has played a vital role in bringing hope to individuals and families affected by brain tumours, and we are both extremely grateful for that.”

ChipsAway general manager Jackie Francis said: “We are incredibly proud of Karl and Rebecca for their remarkable achievement in completing the London Marathon, and their commitment to supporting The Brain Tumour Charity. Their passion, perseverance and dedication embody the values we hold dear at ChipsAway.”