As part of our ongoing TWENTYin20 initiative we are volunteering for Martin Arnold’s first ever blood drive as a Well Being & Physical Challenge.
We have around 20 members of staff going along on 5th July to give a unit of blood, which is approximately 1/9th of their Blood supply to help save lives. Giving Blood is an amazing Gift that really makes a difference, helping in life threatening situations every day.
The NHS need over 6,000 people to Give Blood every day to meet the demands of planned operations and emergency situations. Please visit Blood.co.uk to find out more.
To kick our TWENTYin20 initiative off in some style, our firstPhysical Challenge: On 4th November 2018, our Chairman Jim Martin will be running in the New York City Marathon to raise money for Greenwich Starting Blocks, a registered charity dedicated to funding young people to help them achieve their Olympic dreams. Jim was a founding member of the charity’s board in 2007 and has spent 11 years working to help young athletes represent their countries at the Olympics.
Update He did it! 50,000 bright-eyed and bushy tailed runners – and Jim – bounded across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on a sunny Sunday morning in New York City for the start of the NYC Marathon! Sometime later, those road-weary and rather bedraggled runners crossed the finish line in Central Park after 26.2 miles of fantastic sightseeing through the 5 Boroughs.
Jim is exhausted but delighted that he made the trip and ran the largest marathon in the world, albeit at a rather measured pace, achieving a time of 5 hours and 2 minutes!
Jim’s sponsored charity is Greenwich Starting Blocks. We are delighted to report that the sponsored amount is growing steadily and we are confident that we will be able to donate more that £5,000 to Greenwich Starting Blocks!