Mortgage Mole: Running men

With the over-indulgence of Christmas a fading memory, Mole was impressed to hear that a group of industry insiders have already pledged to run the 2016 London Marathon.

Investec Private Bank’s Peter Izard, Brightstar Financial’s Jeff List, Front Events’ James Prosser and Barcadia Media’s James Lucas are running to raise money for WellChild, a charity that aims to get sick children out of hospital and cared for at home where possible.

The group, who have dubbed themselves ‘PJJJ’, or ‘The PJs’, are aiming to raise £15,000. If they hit their target, the money will pay for 750 hours of nursing care for these children.

The quartet, who cheerfully describe themselves as “not natural athletes”, say that while the rest of us are snug indoors they will be out pounding the streets and training for the 26.2-mile slog. They add that they are all fathers and that this is a cause very close to their hearts.

Peter Izard tells Mole that this will be his “passion and motivation for the next four months”, so good luck, gentlemen – the rest of us are bound to give generously.

You can donate via the group’s Just Giving page by clicking here.