Join us to run a marathon a month

03-May-2016

The team at Jan McDermott & Co has launched a charitable campaign to see them get fit for the benefit of others.

Managing Director Jan McDermott has recently taken up running and wanted to find a way to use this new found passion to raise funds for two charities close to the hearts of the team. Having convinced some of her colleagues to join her she would also love to involve her clients, either in raising money or pounding the streets with her for charity.

Jan has committed to competitively run the distance of a marathon a month for the next twelve months, taking in some of the key running events in Liverpool and on the Wirral. Each of the miles clocked up need to be in official races to count towards the 26.2 to be covered each month but any miles that Jan is unable to commit to will be taken up by her colleagues. The first race on the calendar was the Liverpool Spring 10K on Sunday 1st May and others include the Mersey Tunnel 10K, Wirral Half Marathon, Liverpool Santa Dash and the Liverpool Half Marathon next April towards the end of the campaign. In addition to these races Jan will run in various fixtures as part of her membership of Wallasey Athletic Club.  

The company aims to raise £3000 over the next 12 months for the Alzheimer’s Society and Birkenhead's own Welcome Centre. The Alzheimer’s Society is leading the fight against dementia through research, drug discovery, sharing information and supporting those affected. The Welcome Centre provides a safe, warm environment for parents, carers, and people with all disabilities.

Jan said 'I have been considering how I can give back to charities that are doing great work for different parts of society. A marathon a month feels like a challenge but one that I can achieve with the help of others. It will also give me a new focus to getting over the finish line knowing that each time I am a step closer to my goal and supporting some of those that most need our help.'

If you have a passion for running, or are looking for a way to get started, then let us know! We would love you to join our campaign and help us run over 300 miles for charity. Pledge your support by emailing jan@janmcdermott.co.uk