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April 22, 2010 04:00 ET

Virgin Games Staff Take on the London Marathon

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 22, 2010) - On April 25, two members of staff from Virgin Games will run the Virgin London Marathon.

29 year old NOC Manager, Jeff Dunbar and 32 year old Nico Van Der Westhuizen, Head of Technical have been training hard, with Jeff aiming to run the 26.2 miles in under three hours.

Jeff and Nico will be among 100 Virgin employees in a team led by Sir Richard Branson aiming to raise as much money as possible to help vulnerable young people in the UK fulfil their potential through Virgin's non-profit foundation, Virgin Unite. All of the money raised will go straight to fantastic charities working with the most vulnerable young people in the UK such as Kids Company, The Foyer Federation, Rathbone and Youth at Risk.

Richard is incentivising sponsorship - for every £5 donated on his Virgin Money Giving page, sponsors will be entered in a prize draw for a trip to Necker Island.

Jeff Dunbar said: "This will be the first marathon for both of us and we're looking forward to the challenge. We have both been receiving generous support from our colleagues, family and friends which will be gratefully received by the kids that will benefit."

Jeff and Nico are hoping to raise over £3,000 for Kids Company which provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people. They are thankful for any donation, large or small, they receive.

To leave a donation for Jeff or Nico go to:

Nico: http://www.virginunite.com/fundraiser/Running-with-Richard---Virgin-London-Marathon-2010

Jeff: http://www.virginunite.com/fundraiser/Running-with-Richard---London-Marathon-2010

Notes to editors:

About Kids Company:

www.kidsco.org.uk

Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996 to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people who experience significant psychosocial difficulties because their parent is unable to function as a caring adult. The lack of a functioning adult has a negative impact on their ability to access education, health, housing, and meaningful employment. Based in London, Kids Company currently supports 11,925 clients, of whom 800 are parents and teachers.

About Virgin Games:

Virgin Games (www.virgingames.com) launched in June 2004 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading gaming websites in the UK. Virgin Games comprises three distinct offerings:

  • Virgin Casino, offers content from a range of games suppliers including WagerWorks, Cryptologic, Freemantle and Ash Gaming, bringing consumers classic casino games like blackjack and roulette, as well as great feature slots like Monopoly, Rubik's, X-Factor and the highly popular MegaJackpots progressive games, with a jackpot value of over £1,500,000
  • Virgin Poker, part of the Boss Media network, offers a huge array of games and content for beginners through to experienced pros – as well as the most generous loyalty scheme in the industry
  • Virgin Bingo, part of the Virtue Fusion network, offers cash prizes worth thousands of pounds in the progressive jackpots, as well as Virgin prize bingo and a range of unique Virgin Games bingo games.

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