Davidsons Homes supports London Marathon efforts

Leicestershire housebuilder, Davidsons Homes, is pleased to have supported running duo Ian Wright and Damian Eyre as they took on the weekend’s London Marathon. The pair raced in aid of the British Tinnitus Association on Sunday 22 April, with an aim to raise over £1,000 for the charity.

Having both experienced first-hand the detrimental effects of the condition, the pair have been supporting the charity for over 15 years collectively. During this time, Ian and Damian – both 42, from Heanor, Derbyshire –  have supported the cause through a series of 10k runs, half marathons, events and fundraising pages.

In support of their efforts, Davidsons Homes has sponsored the pair with a £500 cash injection, which has seen the duo’s fund target being exceeded considerably. Commenting on this, Stephanie King, sales director at Davidsons Homes, said: “Damian and Ian ran for a fantastic cause, The British Tinnitus Association.  Tinnitus is a condition that affects millions of people across the world and is often associated with hearing loss; something that nobody should ever have to go through, ever.  By supporting Damian and Ian to raise money for this fantastic charity, we’re supporting the BTA and its tremendous efforts to care for Tinnitus sufferers all over the country. We are honoured to be supporting the pair as they do their bit for such a great cause and we wish them the best of luck for their future endeavours.”

Having committed to a stringent training plan since January in preparation for the marathon, Ian and Damian managed to complete the race in 5 hours and 20 minutes, despite difficult heat conditions. Commenting, Damian said: “With the British Tinnitus Association being so close to both our hearts, we’ve really committed ourselves to working hard to raise as much funds for the charity as possible. Unfortunately, Ian’s late father suffered quite severely with Tinnitus, so we have seen first-hand how invaluable the support and care of the BTA is. My line of work, as a hearing aid audiologist, also means I meet people every day, struggling with the condition, so it is a great honour for us both to do our bit to help as much as we can.

“We’re extremely thankful to have Davidsons behind us, and kindly donating to our funds. It means a lot to have a local company with such acclaim even acknowledging our efforts, let alone agreeing to see us over our fund target. We hope we’ve made Davidsons proud and we look forward to spreading more awareness of the condition!”