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)
Beth caught up with King Gaming CEO Mark Robson:
Christian's Dad, Tony Varley, gave his response to the donation: