Our 10k for the RSPCA: An Update

By Rachel Freeman, Head of Operations

The countdown to race day has started! As I’m writing, we have raised 42% of our overall fundraising goal of £1500 with exactly £630. It’s a great start since we are running in 6 weeks, but we still have a way to go to our first milestone of £1000 which we hope to reach by 1st June.

Since first announcing our endeavours to raise funds for the RSPCA, we’ve raced virtual chickens, donned animal onesies and most recently gotten funky with makeup to create amazing animal selfie shots – kudos to Tracey, Leah and Lucy on that.

Baking has been done, and a themed cocktail party is planned for Sunday, 1st June in Bristol. Entry is just £5 and all door proceeds go to the RSPCA. Read more about the event here and join us for a fun evening if you’re in the area!

Our training is also in full swing. I’ve still not run 10k yet, but will attempt to make it to 7k without stopping this Sunday. I have enlisted a friend to assess my lack of technique to see if there is hope. Others are running after work and on weekends, and one team member’s training will be temporarily disjointed for a bit while he helps care for his newborn son. We all have our issues to deal with, but the one thing we are all in synch with is the determination to enjoy ourselves on the 13th July and raise as much awareness and cash as we can for the RSPCA. We’ve seen how they work behind the scenes, and I know that the money raised will be put to good use.

6 weeks and counting–time to look for the ace bandage and the bottle of soothing bath salts. Please be generous, tell your friends about our run and be prepared to read about the aftermath in July! You can donate quickly and securely through our JustGiving page. Thanks for your support!

On your marks….