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End Virgins sponsorship of the Hackney Half Marathon

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Virgin is a major sponsor of the Hackney Half Marathon, but behind closed doors they are suing our NHS for over £300,000 for lost contracts. Richard Branson’s company clearly does not have our best interests at heart and shouldn’t have the job of running the Hackney Half Marathon.

Richard Branson cares very much about the healthy image of Virgin, but its obvious that they don’t actually care about our health. Our NHS is desperately underfunded, yet he is prepared to take this money away from the NHS and into his companies profits. 

The Hackney Half Marathon should find a new sponsor. 

To Philip Glanville, the mayor of Hackney, please support our request to drop Virgin as a sponsor. We don’t want to be connected to a company happy to sue a struggling health service. Please drop their sponsorship and find a new way to run our boroughs half marathon.

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