Wolverhampton manager puts on running shoes for charity

A Wolverhampton business manager is putting on his running shoes for the first time ever, to raise thousands of pounds for a meningitis charity.

Adrian Ellis, who works at Wolverhampton Volkswagen, will run the London Marathon, on Sunday 22nd April, and hopes to raise over £2,000 for the Meningitis Trust.

The 29-year-old from Tettenhall, is so focused on the marathon he has been training six times a week before going to work at the Volkswagen retailer on the Bilston Road.

Adrian said: “Running the London Marathon is a life-goal of mine, one that I’m looking forward to achieving.

“Everyone at Wolverhampton Volkswagen is being very supportive and has sponsored me.
“My goal is to complete the marathon in under four hours, which is a good time considering professional runners, take approximately two hours to complete it.

“The Meningitis Trust is a charity I strongly believe in having suffered with the illness myself when I was younger. The money I raise will be used by the Meningitis Trust to help people who have had the disease, as well as raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis.”

Trust Group UK’s managing director, Andrew Hockedy, said: “Everyone at Wolverhampton Volkswagen is getting behind Adrian and we’re confident he will complete his personal goal.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor Adrian should go to his Virgin Money Giving page uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AdrianEllis

Wolverhampton Volkswagen is part of Trust Group UK, which has three Volkswagen sites in Redditch, Wolverhampton and Stourbridge.