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Sporty 2 Sisters colleagues raise over £5000 for great causes


Taking time off from the food business, four colleagues from 2 Sisters recently completed the gruelling Virgin London Marathon. The energetic quartet raised thousands of pounds for charity in the process.

Jonathan Wensley, group health & safety improvement manager, finished the course in a very respectable 4:22:43. Despite being in pain the following day Jonathan said "I loved every minute of it and would do it all again". He ran for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and raised a total of £2219.90 with donations from friends, family and colleagues.

Liz Parsons, production manager at Fox’s Biscuits Uttoxeter, suffered a calf injury three weeks before the marathon. Two miles into the course, Liz knew she wasn’t going to make it running but it didn’t stop her from heroically ‘hopping’ round the course on her right leg for the remaining 24.2miles which took a total of 6hrs 13 mins. Liz raised £2.109.00 for Prostate Cancer Research Centre.  A seasoned marathon runner and disappointed with her time, Liz has not let injury deter her and has already entered the draw to take part next year.

Andy Wilson, QA at Sandycroft completed his first ever marathon for Cancer Research in 4hrs 4mins, raising £765.

Fastest of the group was speedy Laura Beth James Hutchinson, senior customer services co-ordinator at Matthew Walker in Derbyshire who completed the marathon in a very impressive 3.24.49, knocking over 20 minutes off her personal best.

No matter what the finish time, everyone who completes the marathon is a hero and 2 Sisters is very proud of all colleagues who took part.


 Pictured is Jonathan Wensley