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SGWM’s MD and son raise almost £2,000 for charity

Steve - Marathon medals

SG Wealth Management’s Managing Director, Stephen Girling, and his son Asher completed the London Marathon on Sunday in a bid to raise funds for Lepra.

Stephen and Asher – shown here proudly bearing their race medals – raised £1,942 in total, smashing their original target of £1,750.   Whilst this was Stephen’s 9th marathon – of which 8 were in London – it was Asher’s first, and before the event the pair’s training efforts were featured in the  Norwich Evening News and Norwich Baroque’s ‘Bar Lines’ magazine.

UK-based Lepra is working to beat leprosy, a disease which to this day still affects people in places like India, Bangladesh and Mozambique and about which there is still a lack of knowledge.

Commenting on their race,  Stephen said,  “I was so glad to see the finish line on Sunday, as it was so hot just to run – let alone that distance – but Asher and I managed to meet up at mile 5 and ran it together.  As it was his first marathon, he needed lots of encouragement for the last 8 miles, but the crowds and sense of occasion made it a fantastic experience!

My chosen charity Lepra are delighted with the generosity of donations, which will help to make a real difference to so many families, and I would like to thank everyone for their  interest and support.”

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