Guy Malam, Managing Director of Doncaster based Tembé DIY & Building Products completed the Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time alongside his fiancée Victoria Nicholson running to raise vital funds for Children with Cancer.
Guy Malam said he hit well over his target raising over £4,000 to date for Children with Cancer UK and funds are still rolling in. Guy and the team at Tembé DIY continue to raise funds and Sales Director Kevin Heath will be taking part in the Bournemouth Marathon for Children for Cancer UK in October. Guy hopes to have raised over £10,000 by the end of the summer and is running a promotion on HIPPO Heavy Duty Wipes. For every promotional pack of HIPPO Heavy Duty Trade Wipes sold, HIPPO will make a donation of 50p to Children with Cancer UK.
Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. They fund life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer and work to protect young lives through essential welfare programmes.
London Marathon, Event director Hugh Brasher gave thanks to the Virgin Money London Marathon’s 2016 champions for helping to make Sunday’s 36th edition “an incredible day” and a fitting tribute to the event’s co-founder John Disley. On a day when the London Marathon went out of this world and record numbers crossed the Finish Line in The Mall, including its one millionth finisher, it was elite race winners Eliud Kipchoge and Jemima Sumgong who provided the icing on the cake with two elite performances to rank with any in the event’s history.
Kipchoge produced a run of true “majesty” as he smashed the London course record, while Sumgong showed great bravery in battling back from her bruising fall to take the women’s crown with blood running from her temple.
“It was an incredible day,” said Brasher. “We are delighted that 39,140 had finished by 18:00 on Sunday (24 April), which was far more than we expected. We’ll revise that number in time, but it means our one millionth finisher went over the Finish Line at around 16:17 and we will announce their name on 9th May.”
Many of the staff at Tembé DIY live in and around Epworth and have been affected by the story of Epworth youngster Alexander Strong who was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma on Christmas Eve 2009. Sadly, he lost his battle in January 2013 after fighting the disease for two years from the age of five.
Guy Malam, Managing Director of Tembé DIY & Building Products explains why he chose to support Children with Cancer UK: “Cancer is the biggest child-killer disease in the UK. Almost 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year and the incidence has been on the increase. There are more than 50 types of childhood cancer. Thanks to research funded by Children with Cancer UK survival rates for the most common form of childhood cancer, leukaemia, have increased dramatically over the past 50 years, but for some rare types of cancer survival rates remain at zero. Tembé are proud to continue doing its part to help raise money for a cure.”
The London Marathon received 247,000 applicants for the 2016 race in just five days. The public ballot for the 2017 race will open to all applicants on Monday 2 May and close at 17:00 on Friday 6 May.
To help Children with Cancer UK raise essential funds and continue the fight against childhood cancer, visit childrenwithcancer.org.uk to make a donation or find out how to get involved.
To donate to Guy’s Just Giving page, go to https://www.justgiving.com/Guy-Malam1