Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has today welcomed the sposorship of Leeds based fitness company, Up and Running, during his mammoth challenge for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Kidz in Kampz and the Leeds Rugby Foundation.
Later this month, Greg will join Mike and Rebecca Tomlinson, along with a team including four time Ironman champion, Chrissie Wellington and West Yorkshire Police officer, Bob Bowman, in taking on an 8 days challenge, completing the Paris Marathon and a 6 day cycle route to London ahead of the London Marathon via Hull and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal's home turf of Yorkshire.
Leeds based company, Up and Running, has today announced their support for Greg in his huge challenge and are providing running shoes for the two marathons to Greg and fellow team mate Bob Bowman of West Yorkshire Police. Up and Running have also previously supported Greg in 2009 when he successfully completed the Carnegie 126 Mile Challenge and raised over £5000 for local charities.
Greg will be raising money for three Leeds based charities, the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Kidz in Kampz and the Leeds Rugby Foundation. Bob is also raising funds for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and the Leeds Rugby Foundation.
Greg is asking people to sponsor him as he attempts this mammoth challenge by going to justgiving http://www.justgiving.com/Greg-Mulholland-Jane-Tomlinson-Challenge or by text 70070 with the code 'GMJT70' followed by the amount. eg: GMJT70 £10 or via cheques, payable to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal to his office at Wainwright House, 12 Holt Park Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7SR.
"I am delighted that Up and Running are supporting me, as I join the Jane Tomlinson 10th anniversary challenge.
"With not one but two marathons to run, I am especially grateful for their support in fitting me with the right running shoes and their expert advice and hope it will help me cross both finish lines!"
Up and Running spokesperson, Allison Griffiths, further commented:
"Up & Running is delighted to have been chosen by Greg Mulholland MP to support his many running endeavours, and in particular his contribution to The Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
"We wish Greg the best and hope that he manages to raise a significant sum for this very worthwhile cause."