A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has arranged a major fundraising event to further boost his fundraising ahead of the London Marathon.
Rob Lloyd is now in full training ahead of the gruelling 26.2-mile test around the capital on Sunday, April 28, which he is running to raise funds for UK-based charity Sense.
The fundraising event will be held at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on April 11.
Rob, said: “Sense is an incredible charity, so I’m honoured to have a place in the London Marathon and the opportunity to represent them.
“Training is tough and I’ve had the odd injury but I’ve already lost a stone and plan to lose at least one more.
“I had not done any regular exercise for some time so when I first started running I was exhausted after a mile or two, but I’m in better shape now and raring to go.”
Former Manchester United and England footballer Lee Sharpe is set to headline alongside award-winning comedian John Gillan and MC Paul Booth, who will host a memorabilia auction, dinner and raffle on the night.
Among the top prizes are signed gloves and photos of unbeaten heavyweight superstars Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, and items from other sporting icons, notably Liverpool FC striker Mo Salah and Formula One world champion, Lewis Hamilton.
Businessman Rob is no stranger to the spotlight having appeared on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire a decade ago, and more recently as the partner of Ester Dee, one of the Real Housewives of Cheshire.
Rob was recently appointed chief executive of property company, Bearmont Homes and his last fundraising endeavour saw him break two ribs in a boxing match with former Olympian Courtney Fry, in aid of Cairn Lodge Club.
“To have Lee Sharpe with us for the evening is a great coup as he is a fantastic storyteller and one of the stars of that golden generation of Manchester United players,” added Rob.