Regular tram customers sitting down to watch the London Marathon at the weekend may be able to spot a familiar face amongst the runners battling to reach the finish line.
After months of intensive training, tram driver Alun Gadd and his NET colleague, Network Controller Greg Towers, are taking on the challenge of a lifetime to raise money for two extremely worth causes.
Even before the start of the race, Alan has already passed his initial target of raising £2,000 for Nottingham homelessness charity Framework.
One of several local charities receiving ongoing support from NET, Framework outreach workers are also using the tram to get around the city to vital locations where many rough sleepers may need their help.
Network Controller Greg has also raced past his target of raising £2,000 for people with multiple sclerosis and is hoping for further donations to the MS Society.
Ahead of the race, Alun said: “I’m sure our friends, family and colleagues will be looking out for us on the telly during the race! We hope to do them, and our chosen charities, proud on the day,”
Both Greg and Alun have clocked up hundreds of miles on the pavements of Nottingham to get in shape for one of the world’s most popular sporting events which takes place on Sunday, April 28.
Greg added: “The response we’ve had to our fundraising work from friends, colleagues and the public has been overwhelming and has made all the hard work really worthwhile.
Knowing this is much more than a personal achievement, also helping worth causes makes this really special,”
There’s still time to sponsor the dynamic duo at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/greg-towers and www.virginmoneygiving.com/AlunGadd