Peter Kerly gets set for his fifth London Marathon | Orbis

Peter Kerly gets set for his fifth London Marathon

63-year-old Peter Kerly from Kent is busy fundraising for Orbis ahead of the London Marathon next month - and this year, for the first time ever, he will be running alongside his son.

Peter works as a Head of Business Development near his home in Ulcombe, Kent, and over the past few years has run the London Marathon five times. This year, we are very pleased that he is running in aid of Orbis – and his impressive fundraising efforts include a Big Marathon Quiz in his local village hall on 13th April. Good luck to those quiz participants with seasoned marathon veteran Peter in charge!

London Marathon runner Peter Kerly and his medal collection

This year, Peter will also be running the marathon alongside his son for the first time. His preparations for the marathon include following a rigorous Virgin Intermediate training programme, and his top training tip is to listen to one’s body and take extra time to recover if need be.

Peter is aiming to complete the marathon in four and a half hours and hopes to raise more than £2000, a sum that will be doubled as part of our See My Future appeal - an appeal that will see the UK government double all public donations made before 23rd June.

Orbis is delivering clinical support to citizens that do not have the luxury of an NHS - and more importantly [they are] sharing their knowledge and experiences with like-minded clinicians locally to ensure the good work continues.

Peter Kerly

London Marathon 2019 runner

The London Marathon takes place on Sunday 28th April, and Peter is one of five runners fundraising for Orbis. We will be cheering them all on from the sidelines!

We are grateful to have supporters like Peter who are so committed to helping us tackle avoidable blindness. The London Marathon is no small task and this year, as part of our See My Future appeal, the money raised by our amazing runners will have twice the impact – proving the people we treat with the possibility of a much brighter future.

Vani Krishnaswamy

Senior Fundraising Officer, Orbis UK

To help Peter smash past his fundraising target and help restore sight to even more people, you can support him here.