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A high energy Fundraising Fun Day took place at Friday Media Group’s Sayers Common head office on Thursday 7th April which raised over £350 for St Peter & St James Hospice. The theme for the day was fitness for all – with staff donning their sportswear and trainers and taking part in a Treadmill Challenge which clocked up an impressive 181 km between 6am and 6pm.

There was also a Cake Sale (so that we could exercise our taste buds!) and a Runners Sweepstake – with proceeds going to St Peter & St James. Scroll down for video and images.

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As part of our monthly wrap meeting FMG Product Director Will Kidger introduced Carolyn Robinson, Donor Relationship Manager at St Peter & St James. Her speech and a video enlightened us on the details of the care provided – from palliative care and respite care to wellbeing services and bereavement counselling. Carolyn also explained how essential fundraising is to the hospice, pointing out that it costs £7,000 a day to run, with £2.6m required to be raised from voluntary giving each year.

The activity-filled day forms part of our wider fundraising drive for the Sussex hospice, and our fundraising efforts will reach a peak when FMG’s team of 20 Brighton Marathon and BM10k runners are let loose on the seaside course on Sunday 17th April.

Our video expert Tom Nagle also put together this amazing time-lapse video, capturing the action.

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All that remains is to say a massive GOOD LUCK to our fabulous runners!

Our Brighton Marathon and BM10k runners with Carolyn Robinson of St Peter & St James Hospice

Our Brighton Marathon and BM10k runners with Carolyn Robinson of St Peter & St James Hospice

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The Cake Sale ensured energy levels were kept high

Adam Cox clocking up the miles

Adam Cox clocking up the miles and still managing a cheeky grin.

 

Colin Etherington in action

Super-energetic  Sales Executive Colin Etherington in action.

Sofia Hamilton smashing it!

Sofia Hamilton smashing it!

Neil Barnes our statistics supremo stretches his legs

Neil Barnes our statistics supremo stretches his legendary legs.

Marco Lo Piano proving conclusively that Italians can run.

Marco Lo Piano proving conclusively that Italians can run.

 

Steve Grice our new Sales Director shows he means business

Steve Grice our new Sales Director shows he means business.

Alison putting the fun into fundraising!

Alison Clements just about moving.

James on treadmill

A good effort from youngster James Nally

 

Rob 'action man' Hancock, Business Development Director makes it look so easy

Rob ‘Action Man’ Hancock, Business Development Director makes it look so easy.

The cakes helped

The cakes helped…

Binny Hawketts working her cash collecting magic!

Binny Hawketts working her cash collecting magic!

 

FMG bakers brought in some beautiful cakes and bakes

FMG bakers brought in some beautiful cakes and bakes

 

Carolyn Robinson of St Peter & St James gave a fantastic talk on the work of the hospice

Carolyn Robinson, Donor Relationship Manager at St Peter & St James Hospice joined us for the day.

Carolyn Robinson spoke during the monthly 'wrap' meeting

Carolyn Robinson gave an inspirational speech during the monthly ‘wrap’ meeting.

The day proved a great opportunity for our runners to find out about they charity they are running for

The day proved a great opportunity for our runners to find out about the great charity they’re running for.

 

 

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