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.
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.
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.