Utilita to power third annual Marathon March
Energy supplier Utilita sponsor the third annual Marathon March.
Palace for Life Foundation are delighted to announce Utilita as the headline sponsor of the 2019 Marathon March on Saturday 12 October. This will be the third time that the energy supplier supported the charity walk.
The Marathon March is a 26.2 mile walk starting at Selhurst Park, which travels through Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and Kew before finishing at Trafalgar Square. Last year the event raised over £100,000 to support vulnerable young south Londoners.
The 2019 Marathon March, powered by Utilita, will be attended by Palace for Life Foundation patron, Eddie Izzard, as well as Palace legends Andy Johnson, Andy Gray and Mark Bright.
Palace for Life CEO, Mike Summers said: “We are thrilled to confirm Utilita as the Marathon March’s headline sponsor for the third year running. This continued support from Utilita and Palace fans alike allows us to grow the Marathon March year on year.
“Last year’s Marathon March raised an unprecedented amount which really makes a difference to the work we do in the south London community. We hope to make this year’s bigger and better, as our aspirations and goals for the upcoming season are higher than ever.”
Funds raised by the Marathon March will be used to expand the Foundation’s flagship mental health programme, Team Mates, helping primary school children build their self-esteem and emotional resilience. It will also support other programmes that promote positive mental health in young people.
Palace legend, Andrew Johnson is taking part in his third Marathon March, powered by Utilita: “I’m excited to take part in the Marathon March again this year, and it’s great to have Utilita’s generous support for the third year running. We all have a responsibility to help our local community and the Foundation is doing exactly that. I’m so proud of that and it’s why I get involved.
“They’re creating amazing opportunities for young people in and around south London, the work in mental health is just so important, offering that support is life-changing.”
More than 120 fans have already signed up to take part, pledging to raise £300 to help give young people in south London the chance for a brighter future. Sign up to join them today (shorter routes and youth tickets are available).
Sign up to take part in the Marathon March powered by Utilita, HERE.
Alternatively, if you cannot attend the day, sponsor one of the walkers, HERE.