It’s great to have the Virgin Media brand behind me. Of course, they already work with two of the world's fastest runners. Given that I can sprint like Usain, and last the distance like Mo, it looks like we’re a match made in heaven.
These days more of us are leading digital lives. And the team at Virgin Media are passionate that everyone gets a chance to live their digital life to the full, disabled or able-bodied alike. So when a deaf member of staff suggested they add a paralympic hero to their list of brand ambassadors, they jumped at the chance. The run is proudly supported by the people of Virgin Media. And along the way, I'm hoping they’ll join me to notch up the miles. What’s more, I'll be popping into Virgin Media offices and stores across the UK to help boost our fundraising efforts and raise a lowdown fortune for our charity of choice, Scope.
Össur has a long relationship with Richard Whitehead, dating back to the first dedicated running prostheses provided for him just days before his debut marathon in New York 2004.
That’s what we like about working with him. Undeterred by obstacles, seeing only opportunities, it’s been both a pleasure and a challenge keeping up with his demands as an athlete and an inspiration to many others like him.
We have provided Richard with specialised prosthetic equipment for all his major sporting achievements, through his numerous long distance road racing records right through to his track career highlights culminating in the London 2012 Paralympics with an awe inspiring T42 200m Gold medal.
BP is one of the world’s largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemical products for everyday items. BP is proud to have supported Richard through the London 2012 Paralympic Games and beyond.
As a major Nottingham employer, credit card company Capital One is proud to be supporting Richard Whitehead in his hometown by getting behind the Richard Whitehead Runs Nottingham 5km Charity Run.
Capital One have pledged to match anyfunds raised or donated by the people of Nottingham for the 5km run. That means for every £1 raised or donated, another £1 will automatically be added by Capital One. Gift aid can also be claimed onthe original donation, so for every £1 raised, the total that will go to the charities is £2.25.
Capital One is committed to developing employability and financial capability skills in young people and other vulnerable groups, both nationally and in our local area.Anyfunds raised by Scope from Richard’s Nottingham 5km will be used to fund the charity’s work in supporting disabled people to understand the world of finance so that they can manage their money confidently and responsibly.
Powershift is proud to be associated with Richard as a digital infrastructure partner for the event.
Our ability to deliver high quality digital projects is informed by the same values of hard work, dedication and attention to detail displayed by high achieving individuals such as Richard. Our expertise in interconnected web systems, sites, platforms and social apps will provide critical support to the various fundraising efforts and provide an enhanced digital presence that an illustrious event such as this requires.
As a passionately committed and inclusive employer, de Poel is proud to be supporting Richard on his gruelling challenge running from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
As a gold medallist in the 2012 Paralympics, Richard’s challenge aims to highlight that any barrier can be overcome, an ethos that de Poel and Placeability share.
Dedicated to empowering those who have complex barriers to work, de Poel and its sister company Placeability, work with many organisations to prove the success that delivering diversity and equality to the workplace can have, as well as providing opportunities to be recognised, their talent acknowledged and a sense of self-worth achieved. Alongside Richard will be 20 de Poel and Placeability employees on the 2nd September, to raise awareness and add to the fundraising efforts for Scope and Sarcoma.