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Cheering Station opened by A.W. Lymn for Nottingham’s Robin Hood Half Marathon

Cheering Station opened by A.W. Lymn for Nottingham’s Robin Hood Half Marathon

One of the East Midlands’ leading independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, is opening the doors of its Wollaton funeral home as a ‘cheering station’ during this year’s Robin Hood Marathon, while its MD takes part for in the run for the first time.

This weekend, on Sunday 25 September, the Robin Hood Half Marathon will take place for the 41st year, starting on Victoria Embankment, heading into the city. A.W. Lymn will be opening their Wollaton funeral home, situated just outside the walls of Wollaton Park, as a cheering station and stop off refreshment point for the day.

Matthew Lymn Rose, Managing Director of A.W. Lymn, will be taking part in the half marathon, for the first time, alongside his wife, Allana, and sister, Chloe. The trio have been training hard for months and set out to fundraise £1,000 for Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

Matthew Lymn Rose explained:

“We have already hit our goal of £1,000 which is incredible! We would love to thank all our amazing sponsors. This means I can’t back out now, doesn’t it?!

“We have all been training hard to take part in this year’s Robin Hood half marathon. I’ve been waking up at 5am some days to try and run 10K in an hour and 30 minutes. My sister and wife are great runners and will most certainly be finishing the race before myself. I’ve got a big birthday coming up soon, and it’s been a goal of mine to complete a half marathon before then – so this is my chance! We’re aiming to run it in around two hours and 10 minutes.”

Onlookers are welcome to join the A.W. Lymn team who will be opening the doors to their branch, to cheer on the runners and all other participants that are taking part in the 21 kilometre (13.1 mile) run.

Matthew Lymn Rose added:

“The Robin Hood marathon is a great event to bring the city together. My nieces and nephews are taking part in the Robin Hood Mini Marathon, too, which is a great idea.

“It’s all about putting one foot in front of the other. A lot of it is psychological. I have related a lot of my training to the work we carry out at A.W. Lymn, not letting people down, and not giving up when it gets hard underpins everything we do – and I think that’s a great rule to live by.”

A.W. Lymn is headquartered in Nottingham and has been helping the bereaved in the region for more than 110 years. It employs over 120 staff and operates 27 funeral homes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

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