Last month, four “Shifties” took to the streets of Brighton and London to run a collective 104.8 miles for charity!
On April 14th, Emmeline Hickey and Ben Murray ran 26.2 miles around Brighton for the marathon. Emmeline (pictured below), being her first marathon, completed it in an amazing 4hrs 17mins for Prostate Cancer UK, individually raising a total of £490 and £100,000 collectively. Ben (pictured far right), also completed the course successfully with a PB of 4hrs 11mins, raising £310 for Worldreader, a charity that helps millions of children and families in the developing world read throughout their lives.
Then it was down to Sam Axton and Patrick Fischer (both pictured bottom left), to tackle the 26.2 miles around London on April 28th. Both Sam and Patrick ran on behalf of Shooting Star Children’s Hospice, a charity who support children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Before the marathon, the pair held a fundraising pub quiz and raffle for friends and colleagues to attend. It was a hugely successful night with an array of raffle prizes won and many quiz questions answered, the boys raised a total of £405 to add to their fundraising pots.
This was also Sam’s first marathon and he completed it in a fantastic time of 3hrs 25mins, raising a total of £1,060. Although it was not Patrick’s first time running a marathon, it was his first London Marathon, running it an excellent time of 4hrs 14mins and raising £1,565. Between the two, Sam and Patrick have raised a collective amount of £3,030 so far for Shooting Star Chase!
A huge congratulations is in order to all four CloudShift employees on their amazing efforts last month. We are incredibly proud, and their efforts will undoubtedly benefit the lives of many across all three charities. If these four have inspired you to take on the challenge next year, registration is now open for both the Brighton and London Marathon so make sure to get your name in the ballot to be in with a chance!