Thursday, 29 March 2012

Going the Extra Mile for Sport Relief

[caption id="attachment_2372" align="alignleft" width="640"] All ready for the off! (from left) Rebecca and Smokey, Nic with Sacha & Trixie, then Rachel and Stanley[/caption]

Members of the Community Week Committee from Finance and Comms  at Wakefield House continued their fundraising efforts with the Sport Relief mile last Sunday. However, their 'run' was with a twist as they decided it would fun to involve their pooches!

[caption id="attachment_2373" align="alignright" width="225"] Stanley cools down - awww how cute![/caption]

Rachel Cook takes up the story:

A beautiful sunny Sunday was the perfect setting for our Sport Relief Mile. Hundreds of people turned out to local beauty-spot Coate Water to take part in either a 1 or 3 mile walk/run in aid of Sport Relief. We and the dogs really enjoyed the day and were amazed that we far exceeded our £50 fundraising target. Sacha, Trixie and Smokey completed the mile with bags of energy remaining, whilst poor puggy Stanley had to take a breather and cool down with an ice-lolly!

We were amazed by people's generosity, and were thrilled to have raised £200! I’m not sure how much of the support was for us, and how much was for the dogs though!

[caption id="attachment_2385" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dave Moore and stepson look pleased at the end of their Sport Relief run[/caption]

Staying with Wakefield House, Dave Moore of Central Ops went an extra two miles for his Sport Relief action held at Staffordshire University. He says:

In total myself and my stepson raised £402.30 for Sports Relief. Although being the hottest day of the year it was a good run.

This means Dave smashed his fundraising target of £300, so as he says on his fundraising page, you can give yourselves a pat on the back!

1 comment:

  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive2 April 2012 at 05:09

    In view of the good weather, I wonder how many other people needed ice creams to cool off!