Director Olly's extra 1km a day
5 July 2022
A huge hats off to Director Olly Wood who undertook a very impressive challenge last month in aid of our nominated charity for 2022, RefugEase. This ‘small ‘n’ mighty’ UK-based NGO currently has an emergency fund set up to support their emergency evacuations from eastern Ukraine and we are really pleased to support their amazing work with a series of fundraising efforts planned over the course of the year.
Through each day of June, Olly ran an extra kilometre every day, culminating in 30km on the 30th June which bought it to a total of 465km in 30 days. Despite bring a self-confessed non-runner, he ran through some very early morning starts, heatwave conditions, rain showers, numerous blisters and several pairs of running shoes – and raised over £4000 in just a month.
A big thank you to all that donated as well as to all those that supported him by joining him running through various legs of the challenge. His fundraising page is still open if you’d like to make a donation to this great cause, and watch this space for news of further fundraising events as we are all feeling super inspired by Olly’s efforts.