Trio from Norwich technology company Proteo running London Marathon to help visually-impaired youngsters

Three Norwich businessmen are preparing to run the Virgin London Marathon to help young people not feel isolated because of their disabilities.

Duncan Cardwell, 40, Richard Donovan, 29 and Greg Duffield, 37, all work for Proteo, a technology company based on Intwood Road, Cringleford and are raising money for Look.

The charity provides support to families of visually-impaired young people and children through a magazine entitled OutLOOK, which is aimed at reaching out to young people who may feel isolated due to their disability and is also available via podcast, CD, or online.

The Proteo team's target is �5,750, equivalent to how much it costs to make one of Look's audio magazines.

It is made by other young people with visual disabilities and acts as a lifeline for sufferers as it is about issues they specifically may face.

So far the trio have raised over �1,400 and Charlie Bensley, marketing manager at Proteo, said: 'This is a good start, but we have a long way to go yet to reach our target of �5,750.'

If you want to sponsor the trio, go to www.justgiving.com/proteo-2012-marathon or follow their training blogs at www.proteo.co.uk

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