Petar Cvetkovic, Chief Executive Officer of leading independent express delivery company Target Express, ran the ING New York City Marathon this month, raising over £7,000 for children’s charity, 21st Century Kids. Leaving the British bonfire night celebrations behind, Petar jetted off to Manhattan to endure the twenty-six mile course on November 5.
The world famous road race took Petar through all five boroughs of New York City, passing the renowned Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building on his way. After a gruelling four hours and eighteen minutes, Petar completed the marathon with an impressive average of 9.52 minutes per mile. This put Petar in the top half of the finishers out of the 37,000 who ran the race.
Mr Cvetkovic commented:
“Running the marathon was a fantastic opportunity to push my physical boundaries, but most importantly to raise a substantial amount of cash for an extremely worthwhile cause. At Target Express, we are always raising money in support of charities that are close to our hearts, and 21st Century Kids is one that is very close to mine.”
“The money raised with will help to improve local children’s lives , which in the long run will make a difference to all of those involved.” He added.
Having raised over seven thousand pounds for 21st Century Kids, this put Petar amongst the top ten individual fundraisers for the charity. Based in the northwest of England, 21st Century Kids uses the money raised through fundraising and sponsorship events to support a variety of local groups that work with disadvantaged and disabled children.
Recently, Target Express also had a successful fund raising for the Breast Cancer Campaign by taking part in the ‘In the pink’ event, which saw employees from depots around the UK dress in pink for a day.