R&M Employees Walk over 1000km for Charity!

07 Jun 2012 | Filed under: Events

decathlon-logoR&M are pleased to announce that over 60 members of its staff and relations took part in the Walking Leg of the 123 Decathlon, held on the 25th of March at Manor Farm Country Park, near Southampton.  R&M employees walked 1000 km in total managing to raise over £12,500 in the process!

Held on one of the few days of summer everyone had a great day and despite a few (well quite a few!) blisters everyone managed to complete their chosen course  – whether it was the 5 kilometre family friendly course or the more challenging 20 kilometre course, having fun and raising money at the same time.

R&M would like to thank all of its employees for taking part in this event and to everyone who sponsored them and would specifically like to mention Marc Shortridge – the manager from R&M’s Southampton Branch – who managed to raise a whopping £1,500 in sponsorship money winning the prize of a meal for two at the renowned “Hotel Terravina” in the New forest.  Marc managed to complete the 20km course and I believe still has the scars to prove it!

The 123 Decathlon Challenge aims to raise £100,000 for local charities – The Rainbow Centre, Wessex Cancer Trust and The Rose Road Association through a series of 10 sporting events to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Year.

With already 4 events under their belts The 123 Decathlon has so far raised over £45,000 towards its ultimate goal, with the next challenging event being the Triathlon held on July 1st.

To take part in this or any of the other events click on the link to the 123 Decathlon website.