The Virgin Money London Marathon

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the great British sporting events, combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising in one race. The course is a gruelling 26 miles 385 yards long, passing through the streets of London from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall.

ScottScott Brimilcombe an employee from the CREDITON MILLING COMPANY LTD will be taking part in the London Marathon 2016 and will be raising money for the AMBER FOUNDATION CHARITY, transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people. The training regime has commenced in the horrible, dark, wintry evenings and hopefully by the time he reaches the end of March he will be up to running 20 miles in readiness for the 26 in front of him

As part of the training process Scott will be taking part in the Bideford half marathon on the 6th March 2016 and has his sights on the Bath half marathon a week later.

The AMBER FOUNDATION CHARITY was founded in 1995 by businessman Barty Smith, whose experiences led him to conclude that a large number of young people required more help to get them ready for employment. Over 20 years Amber has gained a wealth of experience working with ex-offenders, ex-drug users, alcoholics, those who have lost their motivation and self-esteem and people who just need a leg up to move forward. Amber’s strength is in working with a diverse range of issues. The common factor is that everyone at Amber is unemployed; however the reasons for the unemployment, and often homelessness, vary considerably. The aim of Amber is to help reduce the level of unemployment within the 18-30 year age group, by giving them time and space in a residential environment to rebuild their lives, self-confidence and self-esteem so they are motivated to seek employment. Amber recognises that there are reasons why many are unemployed and seek to help address these issues. Many young people lack the basic life skills required to sustain employment or accommodation and Amber works with individuals giving them the required confidence and practical skills that they are lacking.

Scott’s donations currently stand at £1100, primarily sponsorship from the following businesses, which will enable him to reach and exceed the target sponsorship of £2000.

Crediton Milling Company Ltd –    01363 772212     

Promtek – 01782 375600   

Orchard Packaging –  0117 9863791 

Westexe Forklift Trucks –  01392 464656

PVM Supplies Ltd –  01392 444303

A&S Paving Supplies Ltd –  01363 775017

You can donate to this worthy cause if you wish at Scott’s donation page.