Nick is a dedicated sports fan, playing golf to a respectable level and is a keen football supporter.
He has been training hard to run in the London Marathon next month.
Nick said ’Running a full marathon has been on my bucket list for some time and when the chance to run the London marathon came up I thought it would be a great way to fulfil one of my dreams and raise money for a good cause.”
Why Shelter? Nick explains “Unfortunately, in our line of work, we often come across people facing difficult financial situations, some might even be at risk of losing their homes.
We do our best to help them avoid this, but without a supportive network of friends and loved ones, homelessness can be a very real threat.
Fortunately, when government resources are stretched, Shelter is there to pick up the pieces.”
“I know I have it good. I have a roof over my head, a rewarding career and people I can call upon in times of need.
Not everyone is that lucky. I regularly offer advice and support to guide people through bankruptcy and other difficult financial situations, but I wanted to do something to support those who are beyond my professional help.”
“I’ve been running since the start of last year and training has been going really well. My furthest training run so far has been 18 miles and I will be doing one more long run of about 22 miles over the Easter weekend before the tapering begins for race day.”
As well as training hard for his run, Nick has also been very busy at work. He runs the new Portsmouth office of Norwich based insolvency firm Parker Andrews.
The firm recently moved to the city to be accessible to businesses and people facing financial difficulties in the region.
Nick hopes to raise £2,000 for Shelter. If you’d like to sponsor Nick and support Shelter’s vision of a home for everyone, you can pledge your donation on his Virgin Money Giving page:virginmoneygiving.com/nickonarun.