by david.nunes



London, England: 28 November 2011 – Maintel, the successful telecoms and data services company, will be supporting one of its valued customers, Age UK, in the 2012 Virgin London Marathon.


Over the past six years the telecoms and data services giant has worked with Age UK to issue the company with maintenance support, before moving into looking after the charity’s telephone lines and calls.


Maintel Account Manager, Simon Parsons, will be running the 26.2 mile marathon challenge to raise funds for the charity, which takes place on 22ndApril 2012.


Simon Parsons, Maintel Account Manager, says: “I am really looking forward to supporting Age UK in the 2012 Virgin London Marathon. Not only is Age UK a valued customer of Maintel but also a fantastic charity that provides excellent support to the older generation. I am proud to be supporting them.”


Helen Parsons, Challenge and Running Events Fundraiser at Age UK, says: “We are delighted that Simon has chosen to join the Age UK running team. His marathon effort to raise vital funds to help older people make the most of life is truly inspiring, and we can’t wait to cheer him along on the day.”


1.                Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged, dedicated to improving later life.

2.                Age UK provide free information, advice and support to over five million people; commercial products and services to over one million customers; and research and campaign on the issues that matter to people in later life. Our work focuses on five key areas: money matters, health and well being, home and care, work and training and leisure and lifestyle. We work with our national partners, Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI (together the Age UK Family), our local Age UK partners in England and local Age Concerns. We also work internationally for people in later life as a member of the DEC and with our sister charity Help Age International.

3.                Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and company number 6825798). Age Concern England and Help the Aged (both registered charities), and their trading and other associated companies merged on the 1st April 2009. Together they have formed the Age UK Group (“we”). Charitable services are offered through Age UK and commercial products are offered by the Charity’s trading companies, which donate their net profits to Age UK (the Charity).



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