Looking for a challenge to celebrate his 50th birthday, Cringleford man Chris Carter decided to run the London Marathon – and raise vital funds for Age UK Norwich.
After months of hard work, training, and dedication, Chris took on the marathon challenge, completing the course in three hours 42 minutes and raising an amazing £1,400 against a target of £1,000.
Chris, who is co-owner of local home care company Home Instead Norwich, said: “In celebration of my 50th birthday I wanted to challenge myself, and what better way than running my first marathon! “It was a little eventful as I took a tumble 15km in and ended up with cuts and bruises. Fortunately, I’m still young enough to bounce back and got straight back up and carried on.”
Over the last 13 years at Home Instead, Chris said he had the pleasure of working alongside Age UK Norwich, witnessing first-hand the work they do for the local area, and the positive impact they are making.
He added: “It’s an honour to have raised money for such a worthy cause, Age UK Norwich. I’m overwhelmed by all the donations I have received – a big thank you to everyone for the support!”
Age UK Norwich is dedicated to making Norwich an age-friendly City, something Chris was keen to support because his clients benefit from this.
Starting his career as a community pharmacist, Chris has always been an active member of the community. In 2010 he entered the rewarding world of care, opening Home Instead’s Norwich office with his wife Akie.
For more information on the services Home Instead Norwich offer, call 01603 537563 or visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/norwich/.