It’s time for yet ANOTHER London Marathon this year for Operations Director Karl Howell and he’s got a couple of first timers with him this year! Karl will be running with Sales Director Liam Coombs (on his 29th birthday) and our (superb) apprentice fitter, Dan Emmett.

Karl’s success running last year’s marathon saw him raising a truly INCREDIBLE £10,010 for the Leukaemia Care charity, chosen by Karl following owner, Andrew Goodey’s triumphant battle against it. To say the bar has been set high is an understatement!

Karl, Liam and Dan have made it their mission to not only run the marathon but to raise money for two well deserving causes in the process.

Karl and Dan will be running for the charity ‘CRY’ (Cardiac Risk in the Young) in memory of Abbie O’Keeffe (aged 18) who sadly passed away about 18 months ago now from an undetected heart condition.

“Abbie was the light and sole of any occasion, she was a truly lovely girl and we all miss her so very much.”

Cardiac Risk in the Young is a charity that supports those affected by young sudden cardiac death from undiagnosed heart conditions that affect 12 fit and healthy people each week in the UK.

Please help them achieve the target of £5,000 if you can!


Liam is running his first ever marathon for the British Heart Foundation, a charity that raise money to fund research to keep hearts beating and blood flowing. One that is incredibly close to Liam’s heart following the devastating loss of two of the most special people in his life to the cruel disease that is Heart Disease. Liam has set himself a target of £3,000, raising it in loving memory of his Mum and Dad.

Please help him achieve his target> https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LiamCoombs.


As they prepare for the gruelling task ahead, we know that it will mean the WORLD to them if you could dig deep and help them hit their target (and some), so we are asking customers, suppliers, friends, family, the readers (hopefully there is one or two of you) of this news article… EVERYONE to help!

Plumbco will be matching any funds that are raised to give to both of these superb charities.

We would like to wish Karl, Liam and Dan the best of luck in their training and all of the team at Plumbco and at Goodey and Howell are right behind you! (We won’t literally be running behind you mind)!

The countdown is on!

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