Kesah takes on London Marathon for Veterans Aid
Kesah Trowell will be joining around 40,000 London Marathon runners on 22nd April to raise funds for Veterans Aid. The 42-year-old, who heads up corporate responsibility for Dixons Carphone when she’s not pounding the pavements to get fit for the London Marathon, has a 3hrs 49min personal best to beat, but she’s determined to do it.
“I’d absolutely love to astonish myself by finishing in a faster time, but I’m under no illusion that even going the distance is going to really hurt. Despite clean living and keeping up my fitness, I’ve been plagued by a pinched sciatic nerve. But I’m a big game player and have a damn good reason in VA to give it my best shot.”
Kesah got to know Veteran’s Aid through a friend who volunteers at the charity. “He’s a straight-talking military man and someone I respect very much, so when he explained how VA supports soldiers in a unique and tangible way, I was intrigued. Through my work I interact with lots of great charities on a daily basis – but as well as the warm family feel of the team, VA shines through in terms of the immediacy and quality of its support. I also admire how the charity quietly and capably ‘gets on with the job’ of helping people – just like the former soldiers they serve.”
CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy said, “Going the extra mile to support a charity is one thing, but being prepared to press through the pain barrier over 26 takes real commitment and we’ll be rooting for Kesah all the way. It’s humbling when fundraisers push themselves so hard to help us, but gratifying to have such dedicated supporters.”