The Endurance Challenge is fast approaching now and the EducationCity team, consisting of employees, friends and family, is on its starting blocks, ready to raise money for the company’s adopted charity, Anna’s Hope. Running, cycling or walking around Rutland Water, their aim on the 22nd June 2014, is to complete the circuit twenty times!
Joining the team is EducationCity’s very own Alan Palmer who I’m sure many schools know from Technical Support. Alan is, bravely, the only member of the team to be walking the entire 25 mile route and has chosen to do this in impressive style as he will be fully kitted out in full Napoleonic military uniform! He hopes to complete his part of the challenge in less than eight hours!
Alan has been involved in raising money for charity many times before. Notably, in 2011, Alan donned his Napoleonic uniform when he took part in a charity event called ‘Sharpe’s March’ which consisted of him marching 50 miles over 3 days from Marlborough to Reading to raise money in aid of The Sharpe’s Children Foundation.
So far, Alan has managed to acquire a magnificent £83.00 in sponsorship money for the 25 mile walk and hopes to obtain more.
When asking Alan how he felt about the event and his incredibly early start of 5 a.m., he replied: “I’m looking forward to it but not the early start. I need to think about the charity as I’m going around as I will probably not see anyone else until about 11 a.m.”
So if you’re as thoroughly impressed by Alan’s brave efforts as we are, please donate to support him, the rest of the team and this superb cause via JustGiving. Visit our blog page too, for updates on how Alan and the team are doing.