Since the first lockdown Broadstone has had a keen and active running club. Given our reach across the UK, we often have country-wide running events and challenges which has helped bring people together in a virtual sense when physically being together has been so difficult.
30 members of the club with abilities ranging from serious marathoners to more casual runners came together to run, in aggregate, 1,500 miles from our London head office to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, during the month of April. This symbolic distance was also matched by the target of raising £1,500 towards the British Red Cross’ Ukraine appeal.
Both targets would prove challenging in their own ways with (if you can recall) strong storm winds buffeting our runners in the early weeks.
However, the hardy crew made the distance on the very last day of April running a total of 1,550 miles. A few runners also gave themselves sub-challenges of running over 100 miles in a month and some running at least 5km every day in April!
More importantly, the team has raised more than £2,000, including £1,500 individual pledges and £500 from Broadstone and counting.
We would still love your support, and if you are able to help, please do so at the link here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/broadstoneredcrossukraine
You can also enjoy some snaps below from some of our lovely runners (and their trusted companions)!