Going the distance for a good cause

Tom Gammage, Vice President and Regional Marketing Manager at Fidelity Bank, can often be seen pounding the streets of South Sound morning and night. He recently put all those miles of training to good use by participating in London’s prestigious Flora Marathon on 13 April, raising money for two charities.

All donations will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

The 40-year-old father of two is a regular in Cayman running circles. He is an active member in the Hash House Harriers and participates in many local races, which helped him in getting a respectable finishing time of just under 3 hours and 45 minutes.

More than 34,000 people completed the 26.2 mile course, making the 2008 Flora London Marathon the third largest of the London Marathons since its inception in 1981.

‘I ran in the event last year but had a terrible problem with cramps so decided to try it again this year,’ Mr. Gammage said. ‘I didn’t manage to get a place in the public ballot so decided to run for charity and chose the MS Society and the local Cancer Society as I have had close family and friends affected by both MS and cancer in recent years.

‘Fidelity Bank has been very supportive of my attempt and I’d also like to thank all of the other people who have generously donated on my behalf towards these worthy causes.’

To date he has raised around CI$5,000 for the MS Society and CI $1,000 for the Cancer Society.


If you would like to contribute to either of his chosen charities you can log on to http://www.justgiving.com/tomgammage and sign up to donate.