Celeb stylist & retail staff finish marathon in style for Retail Trust

Celebrity stylist Mark Heyes and three first time retail runners from Matalan, Moda Menswear and BrightHouse braved the 26.2 miles of the iconic Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April to raise more than £16,000 for Retail Trust, the only charity that looks after the needs of all three million people in retail.
Mark who finished the race in 3 hours 39 minutes said: “This was my first marathon and I really wanted to run for Retail Trust. The support the charity gives to retail staff is invaluable and I want everyone to know who Retail Trust are and what they’re about.”
Matalan’s Heather Holmes, Deputy Manager for Matalan Glasgow, completed the race in 5 hours 29 minutes. She said: Physically and mentally it was an almighty effort, but I feel such a massive sense of achievement after all the preparation.”
James Harden, Moda Menswear’s Event Director, who came in at 5 hours 10 minutes said: “Throughout the race, I kept thinking that my reaching the finish line would be helping others and I really couldn’t have got to the end without the support I’ve received from all my friends and colleagues.”
BrightHouse’s Property Coordinator, Sarah Antar who finished in 4 hours 23 minutes said: “Retail Trust is such an important cause as the charity helps people going through all kinds of struggles, from illness to bankruptcy, so it’s great to be running to help people in all kind of situations. My struggle of 26.2 miles pales in comparison to what some people have to suffer.”
Nigel J L Rothband, Retail Trust Chief Executive said “We are so proud of all of our runners. Having run the London Marathon before I know just how much of a challenge it is, so to have completed it and raised £16,000 is a massive achievement. The funds raised will help change the lives of people in retail who need us the most. Thank you Mark, Heather, James and Sarah!”
Retail Trust provides free services for retail staff including counselling, hardship grants, legal advice, debt advice, course funding and more.

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