I’m David Sharp, Managing Director of International Workplace and a member of one of London’s livery companies, the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers.
I’d never run before, but I took on the VirginMoneyGiving London Marathon on 26 April 2015, in preparation for an even bigger challenge: Ironman South Africa, taking place in April 2016. I finished the London Marathon just under my target time of 5hrs, but Ironman (2.3 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, followed by a marathon) is going to be much tougher challenge!
I’m raising funds for the Pattenmakers Charitable Foundation, whose principal activity is the support of design and bespoke fabrication of orthopaedic shoes, particularly for injured British servicemen. The Charitable Foundation maintains a very strong link with both the Defence Military Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court and with bespoke shoemakers around the UK.
Amongst other beneficiaries of the Charitable Foundation are young people in the shoe trade and at City of London Schools, including the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; the Pattenmakers’ Guild Church of St Margaret Pattens and London’s homeless; and affiliations with each of Her Majesty’s armed services.
If you’d like to sponsor me, please click on the tab above or go to http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/LookSharpInLycra.