Last weekend Dominic, who is a personal trainer from Leigh-on-Sea, joined 16,000 people taking part in the challenging ‘Marathon to Athens’ Marathon race in Greece, to raise vital funds for Gold Geese.
He completed the gruelling course in just 4 hours 3 minutes and was joined by his friend Ryan.
Thanks to support from local businesses and the community he smashed his £1000 fundraising target, with the total reaching over £3660!
Dominic co-owns Athletica Fitness and Strength personal training studio in Leigh and explains why he took on the challenge:
“I was looking to do a marathon in a different country as a new experience, and after hearing about the amazing support Gold Geese gave my partner’s colleague I decided to fundraise for them at the same time.
“It was a really tough course and a hot day, and from 10km to 30km it’s pretty much all up-hill into Athens so it was a slog!
“Several local businesses had sponsored me and had their logos on my running vest, so I kept glancing down at my vest and thinking I can’t let these people down! That kept me going. Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored me, you’re all legends!”
Dominic was sponsored by local businesses AM Planned Maintenance, AORA Fitness, TC accounts, Mandala Therapies, Sorrell, Seaside Strolls pet services, Kenbro Carpets, Featherblade, BB Osteopathy, Ability Therapies, Project & Co, Wilmas Bakery and Aquarrii Capital.
We’re hugely grateful Dominic chose to support Gold Geese and we’re in awe of him not only for completing that tough course but smashing his fundraising target!
We rely on community donations to fund our vital work, so superstars like Dominic mean we can be there for every local family affected by childhood cancer.
If you would like to donate to Dominic’s JustGiving page visit www.bit.ly/DominicGoldGeese.
If you’d like to fundraise for Gold Geese we’d love your support.