Five runners took part in this year’s Flora London Marathon in support of RedR. The runners faced the 26.2 mile course around central London to raise funds for the disaster relief charity, which trains and recruits aid workers, enabling them to make a difference in disaster situations worldwide.
The runners include representatives from Benaim, ATLAS (Advisory Team for Large ApplicationS), and The Number One Health Group. All RedR runners had been training hard for the event, one structural engineer even going as far as training in Hong Kong while she was seconded there.
Chartered civil engineer and engineering specialist for ATLAS Karl Fitzgerald was delighted to be able to support the charity, "I have been involved with RedR ever since I worked with colleagues in Arup who were RedR supporters.
I would have been keen to work overseas myself but family and work responsibilities made it difficult to make such a commitment. "This is why I was delighted to take the opportunity of running my first marathon to raise money and hopefully the profile of RedR."
Malcolm Peake, a senior civil engineer at TPG said he believed in doing what he can to support the work of RedR. "I believe RedR stands out amongst other humanitarian charities as it provides a cross borders, cross NGO partnership.
"I also consider the fact that RedR stays and trains locals to manage projects; working themselves is much better than simply solving problems and leaving."
RedR fundraising development Manager Tom Colborne said: "with both Golden Bond runners and runners using their own ballot place we are hoping to raise around £10,000 from the event.
"We would like thank our team of runners, for their dedication and commitment."
RUNNERS & SUPPORTERS:
1. Fiona Cumming, a RedR member 2. Jessica O’Sullivan from Benaim
3. REDR SUPPORTERS 4. CHARLIE EASMON FROM NUMBER ONE HEALTH AGENCY