A Herald and Gazette staff member has decided to get out from behind his desk to run the London Marathon – and he is starting his fund-raising campaign by hosting a curry night.
Conor Moss, who works in media sales based at our Chatsworth Road office, needs to raise £2,000 for his chosen charity, the NSPCC. He will hold the curry night at the Royal Jaipur, in Brighton Road, Worthing, on January 24, at which he hopes to raise £600.
The 29-year-old, from Wordsworth Road, Worthing, said the NSPCC was a charity close to his family’s heart, with his father having donated to it in the past.
Conor said it was the motivation of a new challenge that had encouraged him to enter the marathon, which takes place on April 22.
He said: “I like challenges and I like the idea of training for something and doing something I will always remember.
“I’m 29 and am looking forward to getting back some of my fitness.”
Following on from the meal, Conor said he hopes to raise the rest of the money through a combination of cake sales, raffles and other fund-raising activities.
It will be his first marathon, but not his first long-distance run, as he previously competed in a 10-kilometre run in Melbourne, Australia, in 2009.
The charity curry night will include an all-you-can-eat buffet, with tickets costing £20 – £10 of which will go to the NSPCC.
Tables are limited, but to reserve a seat, phone Ali on 01903 201170. To donate to Conor directly, visit the website http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ConorMoss