Our team of intrepid explorers are celebrating after completing a 50km trek in memory of a former staff member at our client Rudridge, and raising in excess of £3,000 for the Stroke Association.
The challenge saw our Managing Director Peter Sutton, Senior Account Managers Lizzie Moyse and Jackie Stainer, Account Executive Nicky Riordan and Account Management Administrator Eva White, as well as Peter's son Christopher, set off from Southwater Country Park at 7.30am on Saturday 22nd June. The team trekked across various terrains and through several Sussex and Surrey villages taking in the beautiful scenery of the Downs Link Path and the North Downs Way.
Peter and Christopher crossed the finishing line at Rudridge's Farnham branch 11 hours later, with Lizzie, Jackie and Nicky following an hour after. Sadly, Eva had to drop out along the way after getting injured.
A total of 32 walkers took part in 'The F.A.S.T. Road to Rudridge' event which honoured Tony Marshall, who worked at Rudridge's Farnham branch for many years. He suffered a fatal stroke in 2016 and the trek raised much needed funds for the Stroke Association, which aims to raise awareness of symptoms (face, arms, speech, time), as well as support survivors.
"Rudridge has been a long-standing client of ours, so we're delighted to have given something back by helping their team honour the memory of a much-loved colleague. The trek was a big challenge with some difficult terrain, but thanks to the beautiful weather, great route and fantastic people it was an enjoyable day, and it was nice to see the smiling faces of our colleagues cheering us on at the finish line.
"We're delighted to have raised such a great amount of money for a terrific charity and we'd like to thank everyone who supported us with a donation."
Donations can still be made to 'The F.A.S.T. Road to Rudridge' event.