Our Commercial Managing Director Ben Nicholl will run his tenth marathon to raise money for Majestic’s Charity of the Year, which this year is Headway, the brain injury association.
Ben has been training hard in preparation to run the London Marathon on Sunday 24th April. A keen runner, Ben has completed the Amsterdam, Brighton, Berlin, Paris, Dublin, Barcelona, Venice, Copenhagen and Porto marathons. After five years of long-distance running, Ben has decided this will be the last marathon he will compete in. His best ever time in a marathon is 3 hours, 52 minutes and 35 seconds – a pretty solid time!
Ben has worked at Majestic since 1994 and is running in aid of the retailer’s staff-nominated Charity of the Year. Headway is the UK–wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury.
Ben started his Majestic career in retail for four years. Ben worked in the Islington, Notting Hill and Chalk Farm stores. Ben moved into Commercial in 1998, he become Sales Director in 2012 and was appointed Managing Director of Majestic Commercial last year. He’s a big fan of Joy Division, and does his best to slip their song names in to official documents any chance he gets.
Through collection tins in stores, tasting events and staff fundraising activities, Majestic is helping the charity to raise funds in order to provide vital support and information to brain injury survivors and their families.
Every 90 seconds, someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. That’s around 350,000 people each year. The majority of these people will need at least some short term support or information, while many will have their lives forever changed by their injuries and need lifelong support to help them cope with and adapt to life after brain injury.
Via crucial frontline services, supported by a network of 130 groups and branches across the UK, Headway works to improve the lives of people affected by brain injury. In addition, their work involves raising awareness of this often hidden disability, campaigning to reduce the number of people affected each year, and lobbying for better services.
Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway, says:
“We are extremely grateful to Ben and everyone across the Majestic group for helping us by raising vital funds to support our work, but also for helping to increase awareness and understanding of brain injury.”
To support Ben in his tenth and final marathon, donations to Headway can be made online here.