16th June 2011
Mundays succeeds at Fun Run and Fundraising Challenge
The fourth MUNDAYS FUN RUN in aid of Princess Alice Hospice on Tuesday 7 June saw 167 dedicated supporters and runners fill Bushy Park, Hampton Court - and judging by the time taken by some very serious athletes it was not just the fun runners taking part!
The annual 5k fun run first took place in 2008 and since then the event has gone from strength to strength. With Mundays continuing to mark its 50th anniversary and the Hospice celebrating its 25th, the team was hoping to make this year’s run bigger and better and they certainly succeeded.
This year’s event has raised over £2,900. The funds were boosted by the very popular cake stall stocked by the Mundays’ staff and Hospice volunteers and staff. The total raised over the last four years from the event is in excess of £9500. This is in addition to the other fundraising and support given by Mundays to the Hospice through its Golf Society, support at Trivia with Tarrant and many other events.
The event continues to be very popular with many local companies including teams from Baker Tilly, Barclays Corporate, Blacktower Financial Advisers, Clydesdale Bank, QiComm, Kingston Smith, Midgeley Smelling, Menzies and many others taking part. Mundays led by example with a large team. Edward Moss, who will be joining the firm in September 2011, was the first man across the line in an impressive 20 mins 34 seconds; followed by Peter Brown of Harmes Turner Brown, and Jamie Crittall of Beech House Vets just under a minute later.
A runner with connections to Mundays, Lucy Withers, a year 6 pupil at Notre Dame School and daughter of Simon Withers, Consultant at Mundays, ran a very impressive race in a brilliant 22 mins 54 seconds; and was followed a couple of minutes later by Lucy Wilde of Beech House Vets and Olivia Hutchinson of Baker Tilly.
The top junior runner was 16 year old Jamie Irving, son of David Irving, Partner at Mundays in an impressive 21 mins 22 seconds.
The team prize went to Beech House Veterinary Centre, with Mundays in second place, followed by Baker Tilly. The team prize was supported by Savills and Mundays.
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.
Alex Young, Solicitor at Mundays said:
“We’re incredibly proud to support the Hospice and to see so many clients, local firms and staff take part for a 4th year in the beautiful surroundings of Bushy Park. The Mundays team (solicitors Judith Fitton, Nick Atkins and Chris Saunders and Claire Leigh, marketing) worked hard with the Hospice to make this year’s event bigger and better for runners and raise more money with innovations such as online entry and results, a closely fought team prize and photographs for competitors. We look forward to supporting the Hospice with the fun run in future years.”
Emma O’Hara, Community and Event Fundraiser 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 fun runs, is appreciated by everyone in the team. The £2,900 raised this year could fund 33 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 Nurse to ensure our patients receives 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 on Mundays Annual Fun Run, please contact:
Tel: 01932 590 635
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