Tagged with: Events Advertisement Sailors’ Society fundraiser takes on Guinness World Record33 year old Tom Story is no stranger to the demands of the London Marathon, but when he pulls on his running shoes this week he’s given himself the extra challenge of breaking a Guinness World Record as he raises funds for global maritime charity, the Sailors’ Society.Tom will be attempting to break the existing record of 4 hours 22 minutes and 7 seconds for the fastest Leprechaun to run the London Marathon. According to legend, Leprechauns are most often found making or mending shoes, but Tom plans to be wearing his out when he takes on the 26.2 mile run on Sunday 25 April. Speaking of his decision to run in the heavy jacket and tall hat of a Leprechaun, Tom said:“It started as a joke, someone suggesting that I run in fancy dress, but once I got the idea of the world record attempt, I thought it would be a great way to draw more attention to the charity I’m running for. The Sailors’ Society provides a personal lifeline for seafarers on board ships and at ports across the globe. They offer practical, emotional and spiritual help to the thousands of seafarers, who are often considered the invisible or forgotten workforce, through Seafarers’ Centres and their network of dedicated Port Chaplains. I am hoping that running as a Leprechaun will help me raise a pot of gold for them so they can carry on their good work!”Director of Fundraising Jan Webber added:“We’re delighted that Tom has decided to raise funds for the Sailors’ Society for his record breaking attempt. We’ll be there on the day to cheer on all of our marathon runners, and will be on the look out for his large bright green hat zipping by as he takes on the world record.”To sponsor Tom Story and register your support for the Sailors’ Society, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Tom-StoryEndsWords: 263Notes to EditorsThe Sailors’ Society is an international charity that provides a personal lifeline for seafarers throughout the world. Existing to enrich and enhance the well-being of the world’s 1.2 million seafarers, the charity offers practical help, emotional and spiritual support and, when in dire need, financial assistance and family liaison through our Port Chaplains and Seafarers’ Centres. Our Port Chaplains visit thousands of ships every year, directly addressing the needs of seafarers – irrespective of a person’s belief or nationality – as well as maintaining vital links within the Ports that they operate. The Sailors’ Society is backing the IMO Year of the Seafarer campaign with a new fundraising drive asking for just £1 for every seafarer the charity aims to reach in 2010.For more information, please visit www.sailors-society.org, or contact Zoë Mitchell at Logical Creative Marketing on: 0845 345 69 69 or email: [email protected] “World’s Fastest Leprechaun” enters the London Marathon 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 April 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — After a midflight love connection went viral, a mystery couple gave everyone a glimmer of hope for a happy ending.“I walked on a plane just ready to get home and ended up sitting next to a lovely girl and had such a great time with on the flight,” Euan Holden, who has since been identified, said. “If there’s a message going out, it’s that there’s still hope.”His adventure went public after Rosey Blair took to Twitter early Tuesday morning to say she had switched seats on a flight to Dallas with a fellow female passenger.“Last night on a flight home, my boyfriend and I asked a woman to switch seats with me so we could sit together,” Blair wrote in the tweet. “We made a joke that maybe her new seat partner would be the love of her life and, well, now I present you with this thread.”Her Twitter thread detailed every move made between the seatmates — and potential soul mates.“It felt like, honestly, being in a movie, and we were the two best friends,” Blair told Good Morning America of her and her boyfriend’s role.Blair shared a series of photos with captions detailing everything from what they discussed to slight elbow movements to the food they shared mid-flight. The images were originally posted to her Instagram story.She said she heard both the unnamed woman and man — now identified as Holden — say “they’re both personal trainers,” and later added that the man used to play professional soccer.Both of them appeared to be single, according to Blair, who wrote that there were “no wedding rings in sight,” giving her and her own boyfriend hope for a potential match.The series of Tweets has garnered nearly 240,000 retweets and more than 590,000 likes as of the time of this story’s publication.Other users followed the Twitter thread closely and began replying photos to Blair, confirming to her how invested they were in finding out more details.Upon landing in Dallas, Blair took a photo of the pair walking closely together at the baggage claim area.Blair said her boyfriend, who was also on the flight, found the fellow passengers’ Instagram accounts and confirmed they were single, based in Dallas and now following each other on social media.Holden, the man who sat next to the mystery woman and then got in touch with Blair and her boyfriend via Instagram after the incident, said he heard about Blair’s viral play-by-play from a friend.“One of my close friends’ wife actually texted me a link to the Twitter feed and said, ‘Oh, my gosh, Euan. I recognize you. This has to be you,’” he said.Holden, a retired professional soccer player and model, told Good Morning America there may still be hope for him and the unnamed woman who sat beside him.He said their time together “made the flight go by very fast.”“She’s very attractive, fun, bubbly, natural,” Holden added. “I think it was pretty easy for me to want to exchange numbers with her and get to know her a little bit better.”Since the rise in social media notoriety, Holden updated his Twitter bio with the following: “Newly nicknamed ‘Plane Bae.’”There is no update on whether Holden and the unidentified woman are still talking or have plans to see one another again. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.