Two members of the Quarsh team donned their running shoes and hit 13 miles worth of redways as part of the Milton Keynes ‘Up and Running’ winter half marathon, raising £375 for a local charity.
Matt Thomas and Natasha Evans, from Quarsh’s Marketing department, ran alongside Quarsh’s former Business Development Director Jason Giller on Sunday 14th December to raise money for Hula Animal Rescue, an Aspley Guise based sanctuary who look after and rehome lost and unwanted animals.
Since it was established forty two years ago, Hula has successfully rehomed over 31,000 animals across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. The sanctuary does not receive any government funding and relies solely on public donations.
Matt said: “As an office full of animal lovers we have always admired HULA’s work, so when we decided to enter the race it only felt right that we did it with this fantastic cause in mind. We’re generally quite a fit office, but the race itself proved to be challenging for all of us in different ways. The route across Milton Keynes was beautiful though and we were all motivated to cross the finish line knowing that we had been supported so generously by our family, friends and colleagues.”
Recruitment Manager Jon Payne was also due to participate but was forced to drop out of training just weeks before the race because of a persistent ailment.