Philip Gray, director of Specsavers in Plymouth, has completed another London marathon in aid deafblind charity, Sense.

Inspired by a friend

Philip’s marathon fundraiser came in memory of close friend Roger Mulholland, who sadly passed away in 2015.

Philip said: ‘I first met Roger in 2010 when I was coaching rowers. I feel very proud to have known Roger and was inspired by him to pick up my running shoes again and run the London marathon. I chose Sense in a bid to help other people like Peter to achieve their goals.’


Philip completed the marathon in an impressive 4hours 34 mins and to date has raised £1,500 for Sense. Specsavers stores in Plymouth, Saltash and Plymstock will continue to collect donations.

A word from the family

Roger’s parents Jane and Pete have been overwhelmed by the support. Jane and Pete said: ‘Running a marathon is no mean feat! We’re so grateful to Philip and everyone that has supported him. Putting it simply, every pound that’s raised will help more children and adults who suffer from sight and hearing loss get the support they need to lead a normal life.’

Sense is a UK registered charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults with a combination of sight and hearing impairments.

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