Zuto CEO joins forces with sister to take on marathon challenge
James Wilkinson, CEO of car finance specialist, Zuto, will be swapping car sales for running shoes this spring as he and his sister, Cath Salt take on the London Marathon on 24th April to raise £6,000 for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA).
James has been working with the PWSA for over five years following the diagnosis of his eldest child, Jimmy. The PWSA is the only organisation in the UK that is dedicated solely to supporting people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. This is a rare disease which leaves individuals with a daily battle of an untreatable, insatiable hunger which is sometimes coupled with physical and learning disabilities.
This will be the second time James has run the London Marathon following his feat in 2012, when James completed the course in a time of 3hrs 48mins, raising a total of £5.5k for the PWSA.
James’ company which has offices in both Macclesfield and Manchester has also been fundraising for the PWSA for three years. In January the Zuto team smashed the £30,000 marker following a variety of charity initiatives including bake sales, a charity calendar, sports days and joint commercial partnerships.
James commented on his imminent challenge: “There’s a healthy dose of sibling rivalry here but we’re united in raising funds for the PWSA and I can’t wait to take on the marathon with Cath for a cause that is very close to my heart. Since Christmas I’ve been putting in a lot of training and am hoping for a time of three and a half hours.”
Anyone that is interested in supporting Jim and Cath’s marathon feat, is able to donate at www.justgiving.com/jamesandcath16.
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