Miles of fun at our pre-Marathon Fundraising Day
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.