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Local gaming company donates £19,000 to Christian Varley

King Gaming backs Varley's 19 marathon mission

A Manx distance runner aiming to run 19 marathons in 19 days has just received a significant boost to his fundraising efforts in the past few minutes. 

Christian Varley is raising money for the Manx Solidarity Fund, a charity set up to help those in financial need because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

He wanted to make at least £19,000 but has already exceeded that total. 

Just ahead of setting off now on marathon number 13 from Peel Swimming Pool, he's been told about a surprise donation from locally based gaming company King Gaming. 

Company CEO Mark Robson has announced they're giving a £100,000 donation to the Manx Solidarity fun, with £19,000 being donated in Christian's name.

Manx Radio's Beth Espey was at Peel Swimming Pool's car park for the moment Christian received the substantial donation:

Christian Varley (Left) with King Gaming CEO Mark Robson (Right)

Christian Varley (Left) with King Gaming CEO Mark Robson (Right)

Beth caught up with King Gaming CEO Mark Robson:

Christian's Dad, Tony Varley, gave his response to the donation:

 

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