FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Edinburgh Marathon announce Title Sponsor
The Edinburgh Marathon have today announced that Albert Bartlett have
signed a title sponsorship agreement with the North Berwick based company.
From now on the event will be known as the 'Albert Bartlett Edinburgh
Albert Bartlett & Sons Ltd is Britain's leading grower and packer of root
vegetables. Founded in Coatbridge in 1948 the Bartlett family has been in
the business for 60 years, they are fiercely committed to natural farming
with minimum interference, hence their slogan "Naturally Grown, Naturally
Geoff Sims of the Edinburgh Marathon said:
"We are delighted to have Albert Bartlett as the title sponsor of the
marathon. Edinburgh Marathon Ltd and Albert Bartlett will work together to
continue to give Edinburgh a top class marathon".
Geoff Sims went on to say: "Albert Bartlett have a nationwide reputation
for quality and their commitment to providing high quality, naturally grown
produce for a healthier life style makes them an ideal sponsor for such a
great sporting / charity event as the Edinburgh Marathon.
Today, the third generation of the Bartlett family runs what is arguably
Britain's biggest vegetable supplier. Every week a fleet of trucks leave
their loading bays to supply the nation with one in six of its fresh
potatoes, carrots, onions and parsnips.
John Hicks from Albert Bartlett said:
"We are committed to promoting healthy living both in terms of a healthy
diet and physical activity. We believe that our partnership with the
Edinburgh Marathon will provide another great platform to deliver this
message and are delighted to be supporting the event."
Albert Bartlett is already involved with athletics in Scotland and has
supplemented their 'Healthy Living' activity by supporting Scottish athlete
Joanne Finch with a bursary. The 17 year old 800m runner Finch has been
earmarked as a talent of the future by double Olympic champion Kelly
Edinburgh Marathon Ltd also has a strong commitment to Scottish and UK
charities. Last year runners raised an outstanding £2 million for charity.
This year we have set an ambitious target of raising £2.5 million for the
100+ charities affiliated to the marathon.
If you have not yet entered the marathon you have until 15th January to
enter the ballot. Charity entries are available until 2nd May 2008. To
enter visit www.edinburgh-marathon.co.uk