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King's Lynn marketing agency staff raise money for Queen Elizabeth Hospital




Staff from three King’s Lynn marketing agencies have raised almost £500 for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by completing a socially distanced marathon relay.

Damien Cross, Nancy Barnard, Michelle Meads, Adam Tucker and Harry Seaton ran a combined total of 26.2 miles to say thanks to NHS staff for their heroic efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

The quintet work within Tuesday Market Place-based Maze Group companies To The End, Maze Media and Fluential.

Damien Cross gets ready to begin the Maze Group marathon relay challenge. (34895334)
Damien Cross gets ready to begin the Maze Group marathon relay challenge. (34895334)

Mr Cross said: “We have a Maze Group club on the Strava cycling and running app and the idea first formulated on there about a fortnight before the event.

“It's always hard to run a marathon distance, even as a team, and especially on what turned out to be a very hot day. Nevertheless we not only completed the distance but we did so in just over four hours and each with a smile, knowing that we were raising money for a great cause and to support the incredible work the NHS staff at the Queen Elizabeth are doing on the frontline.”

Mr Cross started the five-person relay which saw each participant run different distances before completing a handover of a virtual baton to their colleague while respecting social distancing guidelines of 2 metres.

Nancy Barnard begins her part of the 26.2-mile distance at the Southgates. (34895347)
Nancy Barnard begins her part of the 26.2-mile distance at the Southgates. (34895347)

Mr Seaton ran the final stint to take the group’s combined effort to the marathon distance.

Donations totalling £475 of a £500 target have already been received. But you can still make a donation to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Charitable Fund at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/maze-relay

Maze Media designer Max Gill - who like all of his colleagues has been working from home since March 17 - has used his creative talents to also raise money for the NHS.

He designed a series of five humorous badges that highlighted the Covid-19 crisis and sold them on social media.

Mr Gill has raised £130 and still has some badges available to purchase. Contact him on Instagram @maxwgilly for more information on how to buy and donate.

Michelle Meads, left, takes over from Nancy Barnard at Lynnsport. (34895352)
Michelle Meads, left, takes over from Nancy Barnard at Lynnsport. (34895352)


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