Never an organisation to shy away from a tough challenge, this summer a team from our office will be putting on their walking boots to complete a 50km trek alongside our client Rudridge.
The F.A.S.T. Road to Rudridge charity walk is taking place in memory of Tony Marshall, who worked at Rudridge's Farnham branch for many years, and sadly suffered a fatal stroke in 2016. The challenge is raising much needed funds to support the vital work of the Stroke Association, which aims to highlight the symptoms and causes of stroke, as well as assisting survivors.
Rising to the challenge, our Managing Director Peter Sutton, Director Tracie Carter, Senior Account Managers Lizzie Moyse and Jackie Stainer, Copywriter Kate Clifford, Account Executive Nicky Riordan and Account Management Administrator Eva White have all pledged to take part in the epic 10-hour, cross-country walk.
Fundraisers will start from Southwater on Saturday 22nd June. The team will trek across various terrains and through several Sussex and Surrey villages, before crossing the finish line at Rudridge's depot in Farnham later that day.
The walkers will receive a hero's welcome and be treated to a celebration of home-cooked food served by volunteers from Rapid Relief – a charitable organisation that provides catering support to the UK's emergency services.
Peter Sutton commented: "Rudridge has been a long-standing client of ours, so we're delighted to be giving something back by helping their team honour the memory of a much-loved colleague. We've been training hard and we're all looking forward to joining our fellow walkers to complete the challenge and raise money for a fantastic charity."
Further information about The F.A.S.T. Road to Rudridge can be found by visiting www.rudridge.co.uk/news/title/we-re-trekking-for-tony and donations can be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rudridge.
Another member of our team who took on a demanding challenge – made all the tougher having broken her wrist seven weeks earlier – was our lovely Accounts Manager Cairine Currie.
Back in March, Cairine completed the London Landmarks Half Marathon alongside her daughter, in support of Age UK, and we couldn't be prouder of her outstanding achievement and unfaltering determination despite a very painful setback to training. Starting at Pall Mall, the course covers London's most iconic landmarks including the Tower of London and Big Ben.
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