Solicitors succeed at running and fundraising challenge
The sixth MUNDAYS 5km RUN in aid of Princess Alice Hospice took place on Wednesday 22 May. Hundreds of dedicated supporters and runners filled Bushy Park, Hampton Court, with the event raising £4,400 for the charity.
The annual 5k charity run first took place in 2008. Organised by a dedicated group of Mundays’ staff, the event has gone from strength to strength, with this year’s event taking the fundraising total to £17,500. The funds were boosted by the very popular cake stall stocked by Mundays’ staff and Hospice volunteers and staff. Volunteers from Princess Alice Hospice, Mundays and a host of their friends and family helped with the registration, marshalling, cake stall and smooth running of the event.
Firms including SmartDebit, Duplo and Mundays have raised additional monies through sponsorship and donations. In addition, the running team from Goddard Consulting have raised more than £1,100 for the Hospice. The money raised is in addition to all the other fundraising and support given by Mundays to the Hospice through their Golf Society and many other events.
There was once again emphasis on team prizes to encourage some corporate competition; many local companies got their staff involved. The teams from ramsac and Rawlinson & Hunter were 2nd and 3rd respectively in the team competition with Mundays the victors. Prizes were donated by Office Base, Savills, Cobham Pilates and The Wine Reserve.
The first man across the line in an impressive 18 minutes and 26 seconds - was Jack Page from BDO LLP followed by Ed Horton, ramsac (18.50) and Ed Moss from Mundays (19 mins).
Female runners across the line where led by Lucy Withers, a Year 8 school pupil in a time of 19 minutes and 28 seconds, with Jenny Withers 2nd with a time of 19.49, and Sally Reed-Clayton in a time of 20.04 taking 3rd place.
Alex Young, Senior Associate at Mundays, said:
‘Supporting the great work of Princess Alice Hospice is at the heart of the run, and we are very pleased to have been able to raise money to help the charity continue to provide vital end of life care to adult patients in the region.’
Judith Fitton, Senior Associate at Mundays, added:
‘It was fantastic to see so many local people, including Mundays staff, families and teams from local businesses get their running shoes on and join in the 5K and we look forward to continuing to support Princess Alice Hospice in the year to come.’
Emma Waggott, Community Fundraising Manager said:
‘It is great to receive the continued and dedicated support of Mundays and their staff. The company has a very longstanding and successful relationship with the charity and the additional financial support generated by their charity runs, is appreciated by everyone in the team.’
‘The £4,400 raised this year could fund 45 vital visits by a community Princess Alice Nurse to a patient in their home providing care, support and advice. Our specialist Nurses work with GPs and District Nurses to ensure our patients receive a consistent standard of care. We are already looking forward to next year’s event and hope to see even more runners.’
For further information about other Hospice sporting events such as the forthcoming Midnight Pyjama Walk (September 9) and Santa Fun Runs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01372 461855.
Press release from Princess Alice Hospice
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