The Stroke Association has teamed up with Pink Lady® apples to offer one lucky person the chance to be picked to take part in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, dressed as a Pink Lady® apple to raise vital funds for the charity.
Every year four Virgin Money London Marathon runners dress up in Pink Lady® apple costumes and run the full marathon, raising money for charity. This year Pink Lady® apples have picked the Stroke Association to benefit from money raised by its runners in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April.
There are 152,000 strokes every year across the UK. Stroke can happen to anyone at any time and it is the most common cause of severe adult disability in the UK.
The Stroke Association will select one of the runners via its social media channels. Jim Swindells, Director of Fundraising for the Stroke Association said: “We’re delighted that Pink Lady® apples has chosen to support us in this way and we’ll be working closely with them to make sure we find the perfect runner to wear the fabulous Pink Lady® apple outfit. We’re encouraging those who want to take part in the London Marathon to go online and submit their application form today – good luck everyone!”
The Chief Marketing Officer for Pink Lady®, Michelle Toft said: “The 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon is such a wonderful, inspirational spectacle and we always enjoy being part of it. Often our runners choose their own charities but this year we’ve chosen to support Stroke Association. It’s not as well-known as some charities and yet strokes affect so many people and their friends and families in this country and the charity does such fabulous work to help them all. It also promotes healthy eating, which is what we’re all about.”
To submit your application to become the last Pink Lady® apple runner, please visit www.stroke.org.uk/event/pinkladyappleVLM
Sign up and complete the short application by 16 January 2015 to be in with a chance of winning
Tweet @TheStrokeAssoc and @Pinkladyappleuk to let us know you’ve applied using the hashtag #pickme
For more information about stroke, ring the Helpline on 0303 30 33 100 or visit www.stroke.org.uk.