27th April 2012, by WAA
Andy Wilson, WAA’s founder and chief executive, ran an impressive 26.2 miles in the Rome Marathon to raise money for - and officially launch - the WAA Foundation.
Created earlier this year, this is a registered charitable foundation administered by a board of WAA staff, which aims to raise money and create positive change for the charitable causes that matter to WAA employees - ultimately helping people and groups in need around the local community.
Speaking from the finish line, Andy said: “It’s important to us to give back to the community, so to celebrate the company’s 25 years in business, we set up the WAA Foundation.
I completed my first marathon back in 1988 - not long after we founded WAA - so what better way to kick off the launch of the foundation than with my second marathon, 25 years later? Having trained over the winter, the heat and 50% of the course being narrow cobbled roads it certainly wasn’t easy but I’m pleased to say that over £1,200 has been raised.
We haven’t decided which local cause this will go towards yet, but it will definitely help an individual or group and change lives for the better.”