Solicitors succeed at Running and Fundraising Challenge!
31st May 2012
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The 5th MUNDAYS 5km RUN in aid of Princess Alice Hospice took place on Wednesday 23 May in very hot conditions. Over 200 dedicated supporters and runners filled Bushy Park, Hampton Court and were cheered on by even more family and friends. There were a record 250 entrants, 80 more than the 2011 run.

The annual 5k charity run first took place in 2008. Organised by Mundays’ staff, the event has now gone from strength to strength. This year the run generated over £3,600, over £700 more than in 2011. The funds were boosted by the very popular cake stall stocked by Mundays’ staff and Hospice volunteers and staff.

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 greater emphasis this year on team prizes, with many local companies. The teams from Rawlinson and Hunter and Baker Tilly were 2nd and 3rd respectively in the team competition.

Mundays led by example taking the first team prize. Edd Moss - the first Mundays man across the line in an impressive 19 minutes and 34 seconds - was joined by Alex Hall and Fiona Moss. Despite a fast run, Edd was piped to the post in the individual race by Dave Bush in a brilliant 19 minutes and 22 seconds.

A runner with connections to Mundays, Lucy Withers, a year 7 pupil of Notre Dame and daughter of Simon Withers, Consultant at Mundays LLP ran a very impressive race in a brilliant 20 minutes and 19 seconds.  She was followed in by Sally Stubbs in a time of 20 minutes and 23 seconds.

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.

Natallie Walters, 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 £3,600 raised this year could fund 37 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 8) and Santa Fun Runs please contact or call 01372 461869

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