Fundraising for our Charity of the Year is in full swing, and this time it was the turn of our Technical Director Mark Davis to get involved. He took part in the Wakefield 10k earlier this month to raise money for Danielle’s Flutterbyes, despite suffering an injury just days before the event.
Mark broke three of his fingers just a few days before the race, but nevertheless showed great dedication to our amazing charity and decided to go ahead with the run.
How it went
“Having heard what Danielle’s Flutterbyes had to say at our recent staff meeting, this was an absolute no-brainer for me,” says Mark. “My wife and I had serious problems with our third child at birth, and having the opportunity to do something for others made this all very worthwhile.
“The atmosphere on the day was amazing all the way through, which certainly kept me going when it was easier to go steady. 10k and 56 minutes later made it all worth it.”
Based in the Nottingham area, Danielle’s Flutterbyes was set up to support young people with kidney disease in memory of Danielle Stretton, who sadly lost her fight in 2014. Donations help fund days out, recreational activities, holidays and equipment to make life easier for those receiving treatment.
Making it all worthwhile
Mark raised an incredible £1,863 including our match funding and was thrilled to hear this money has been used to help send a sick young adult on a trip to London.
We’re so proud of Mark’s hard work and dedication. He may have been aching after the run, but we know he’ll be back fundraising again soon.
Take a look at our Charity Events Calendar for information about what other events you can get involved in throughout the rest of the year.