James running half marathon

Director, James Cook runs Charity Marathon

Friday, September 20th, 2019 | News

James running half marathonJames Cook, owner at The Odd Chair Company will be running the Windsor Half Marahon next weekend (Saturday 28th) alongside radio host, Chris Evans and #thefrothycoffeeman for #alderhey #alderhey_inspired #childreninneed #screwcancercharity #alzheimersresearchuk charities and he needs your help! He is running the Windsor Half Marathon for four different charities. Why? Children in Need is self-explanatory, Alzimers UK because Chris Evans is supporting with Dame Barbara Windsor’s Husband, Scott Mitchell, Screw Cancer because James has met William Yeoward a few times in his career as a fellow furniture designer and was struck by his kindness. James also lost his mother in 2015 to cancer and Alder Hey Hospital because of the amazing work they do. They cared for James’ daughter at 6 weeks old when they performed 18 hours of open heart surgery, and is forever in their debt.

James would like to raise as much money as possible to be split four ways to all of the above charities mentioned, and as a thank you to everyone who sponsors him, we’re running a competition on The Odd Chair Company’s Instagram page for a chance to win one of our handmade Gabriella Benches (named after James’ daughter back in 2013) in a fabric of your choice. Please tag us in your reply onto the Instagram post stating that you have donated so we know who you are. Please share our social media post to as many of your friends and family as you can to support this cause. We’ll share details of James’ run as well as the winner of our bench on our instagram page. You can also donate direct using the below link,


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