Liam Smith, who works for CDW Systems, has raised more than £3,000 for charity, thanks to the support of the fenestration industry. After the loss of his nan from a short battle with cancer, Liam, who works as an order processor for the aluminium fabricator, wanted to raise as much money as possible for Leukaemia Care.
By running the London Marathon, the 32-year-old beat his target of £2,500 by raising £3,023 in total. “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored,” he said. “A lot of people from the industry who I don’t know personally really got behind the cause, which means a lot, and of course the team here at CDW.
“To run in memory of my nan and raise vital funds to help others in the future is all down to the people that supported me. I really couldn’t have done it without them and it’s massive for Leukaemia Care.”
It’s the third time Liam has run a marathon, and he admitted that he had to go through a pain barrier this time around. “It was tough; I had some issues with shin splints this time, whereas I didn’t have injuries the previous times. And the weather wasn’t as good, so it was a real challenge. But the feeling you get at the end of the run is second-to-none, when the realisation hits of what you have achieved.”
Liam is set to receive a certificate of fundraising from Leukaemia Care containing the fundraising team’s total, and an explanation of how that donation will help the charity. Jeremy Phillips, CDW Systems’ group chair, added: “Everyone at CDW would like to congratulate Liam on his tremendous achievement. To raise over £3,000, while raising awareness of the work Leukaemia Care does, is brilliant.”
Established in 1992, CDW Systems is one of the UK’s longest running aluminium specialists. The business celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. For more information, visit cdwsystems.co.uk or call 01452 414 853.