This October, Niche Operations Director and Chartered Financial Planner, Aled Phillips, will be running the 2021 London Marathon in aid of the NSPCC. And he's counting on your support. Set to take place, on 3rd October, Aled is hoping his efforts in his first-ever full 26 mile run will raise in excess of £2,500 for the NSPCC.
It's a charity that's been close to his heart for some time. Having first made contact with the NSPCC in his work with Niche, and as a father of two, Aled is proud to be part of a family-centred company who were well fitted to working closely with the UK's leading charity for child protection. That's why when Aled set his mind to the marathon, choosing the NSPCC was a no-brainer.
“Our charity initiatives at Niche see us support both local charities as part of our Charity of the Quarter programme, and larger charities on a longer ranging basis. NSPCC is one of these, thanks to the fact that they are able to change children’s lives in order to provide the best start in life possible.
“Here in Wales, we’re faced by a range of issues in delivering opportunities to as many as possible, so the work NSPCC does to provide a chance to those in need is unrivalled,” says Aled.
Aled has been in training for the big day since the first UK COVID lockdown in March 2020. Discovering running and keeping fit to be the perfect outlet and escape from the indoors, he adapted to his training plan with ease - not seeing it as a workout, but an enjoyable activity.
He's currently out running and cycling five times a week, and likes to get out either before doing the school run, or with the nights drawing out, last thing at night. Aled's hoping to be able to achieve a time of under four hours on the big day, and is also hoping for as many friends, family members and colleagues to be there on the day to cheer him along.
As a family-orientated company, Niche is proud of Aled’s efforts and we look forward to supporting him in his campaign to raise funds for the NSPCC. Pre-Covid, Niche raised over £20,000 for Ty Hafan in 2020 alone. We will be continuing our efforts this year with our ‘Charity of the Quarter’ programme, starting with Shine Bright Support.
Aled would love for you to be able to help him reach his £2,500 fundraising goal and raise vital awareness for a vital cause. And you can do just that by visiting his JustGiving page here.
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