We Made It!
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We Made It!

20th September 2013
By Jacqui Beel

So the challenge was set – complete 874 miles in 5 days. We didn’t think it could be done, there were many doubters… but we did it and in less than 5 days.

We had blood (well not really), sweat (absolutely) and tears (maybe in private), but together we made it. Everyone pulled together to get the miles completed and there was some stiff competition from some of the team!

There were great celebrations when we crossed the finish line, the champagne flowed and party poppers popped!

There were awards as well… 

Best Dressed Award’ goes to our Business Development Manager Neil, who sported a fetching outfit to put in his stint on the bike.

‘Jessica Ennis Award’ for best all-rounder, who put in the distance on the rowing machine, on the treadmill and on the bike. This award went to Delio, one of our Developers.

The ‘Bradley Wiggins Award’ for the best effort on the bike went to Chris from our Business Analyst Team for the miles he clocked up cycling away!!

Neil, Delio & Chris Receiving Their Awards

Neil, Delio & Chris Receiving Their Awards

There were a host of other awards dished out to celebrate everyone’s achievements.

But at the heart of this fun and challenging week was that we have managed to raise an incredible £6,091.25 with gift aid! This is such a phenomenal amount of money considering our first target was £1,500. The money will be divided evenly between the three charities we were fundraising for (Momentum, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Shooting Star Chase). And if you feel like you would like to contribute to this incredible challenge please do so here.

Well done team, a great challenge contributed to by everyone, a well-deserved pint down the pub tonight?