Purex Sponsors Local Lass for the Marathon

28 February 2014
Purex Sponsors Local Lass for the Marathon

Purex International is extremely proud to announce that they will be sponsoring Lucy Leeson from Hull - UK on her quest to conquer the London Marathon.

Purex International, market leaders in the fume extraction industry, has sponsored Lucy (pictured left) to run in the competition and will be supplying running kit and footwear.

Lucy will be raising money in support of Alström Syndrome UK, a charity very close to Lucy’s heart as her nephew is a sufferer. Alström Syndrome is a very rare recessively inherited genetic disorder that can lead to loss of sight and hearing in small children as well as other effects such as type 2 diabetes plus heart, liver and kidney problems.

Lucy, a senior journalist, has taken part in numerous fund-raising activities including a 24 hour-hour bike ride! As an example of her tenacity, Lucy has been training at 5 a.m before she starts work and in the evenings to ensure that her persistence will not go unrewarded.

Aaron Howlett, Lucy’s personal trainer, will be running alongside her throughout the marathon had this to say, “Lucy is training very, very hard and I am extremely proud of the grit and determination she has shown to date.”

Lucy will be appearing on the Beverly FM radio station on Saturday in an interview which will show her support for her charity and all her sponsors. So don’t forget to tune in!

Don’t miss what will be an exciting moment for Lucy at this years Virgin London Marathon which takes places on Sunday 13th April.

Everyone here at Purex is extremely proud and wishes Lucy the best of luck!

Aaron Howlett - Won ITV's Britains Biggest Loser then mentored on Series 2 and Series 3. He has appeared on the The Trisha, Jeremy Kyle and Trinny and Susannah shows and carried the Olympic Torch in China. This will be his 107th Marathon 8 of which have been in London.