Blackpool 10k will be Ian's 100th medal

A charity supporter who completed his first virtual event last year for Trinity Hospice is close to achieving his 100th event medal.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 1:20 pm

Ian Lindsey, 40, works for Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, which regularly promotes charitable events and activities to employees.

When the company advertised the Virtual Beaverbooks Blackpool 10k Fun Run to staff last April, Ian thought he’d give it a go.

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Ian Lindsey, 40, who works for Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, raised money for Trinity Hospice with the Virtual Beaverbooks Blackpool 10k Fun Run

He said: “I’d never really done anything like it before, but as I’d been walking my new dog, Domino, I thought I’d give it a go.”

Ian said the event gave him the motivation he needed to get out walking during lockdown.

He said: “Getting that medal made me wonder what else was out there for me to take part in.

“I started to set myself targets – 10 medals; 25 medals; 52 medals. Now I have 90 medals and less than a month before I return to work.

“I am desperate to make it to 100, and while I was searching for my final 10 events I came across this year’s Virtual Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10k Fun Run. What better way to complete my

year the way it began? There couldn’t be a better event to end it with.”

Ian, from Manchester, is now preparing for his final run, which he will complete on April 11 – the day before he returns back to work as a store manager at Beaverbrooks.

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