Last year the board was considering how Ellgia could support the community as part of its corporate responsibilities and various charitable activities were discussed. One of the directors suggested that running a marathon would be an ideal way to support a charity and provide an incentive for a long term fitness campaign.
The idea turned into a challenge and then into an entry for the Berlin Marathon. So, on 24th September, Ellgia's team of 5 runners will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime. The brutal training regime has already claimed a couple casualties, both with knee problems, and one withdrawal due to a well-timed pregnancy (some people will do anything to avoid training!), but friends and family have stepped up to fill in the gaps and the team is at full strength.
With only a few weeks to go, the 18-22 mile training runs are pretty gruesome, but despite a combined age of over 100 years, MD Steve Crook and Technical Director Cameron Murdoch are on track for a great achievement, along with their fantastic teammates Jack, James, and Jacqui.
The team is running to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a truly amazing charity that provides support for so many people affected by cancer.
And we want to make a big difference by raising £10,000, so we are asking our fantastic partners, customers, friends, and colleagues to make a donation and help us to help Macmillan.
Thank you for your support!