The owners of the Bury St Edmunds based business Infusions Ltd which encompasses ICE Cook School and Cafe ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday and managed to collectively raise over £2000 for children’s charities The Little Princess Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Husband and wife team John and Lou Jackaman volunteered to run the race as first-time runners, neither having started running until last year.
To encourage people to donate, John agreed to run the entire distance dressed as a princess, complete with headband and accessories to raise awareness for The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs free of charge to boys and girls who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment or other illnesses.
The Little Princess Trust is one of Infusions chosen charities for the year, with a number of staff growing their hair to make a donation, giving lunch bar tips and supporting fundraising in other ways, and is a cause close to John’s heart.
John and Lou both completed the route without stopping, with Lou finishing in 2 hr 16 minutes and John following at 3hr 1 minute.
John said: “We are amazed at how much support we have seen from customers, suppliers, staff, family and friends and are delighted that our fundraising has hit the £2000 mark, which will make a real difference to the charities. To say the run was a challenge for us both was an understatement but the dress definitely provided a talking point along the route!”
If you would like to sponsor John or Lou you can contact Sarah Stamp on 01359 272577 or visit their Justgiving page which is www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Infusions-ICE-Princess