50 miles, two days, two charities, two modes of transport
To mark 10 years in business, a 14-strong team of building surveyors from Surbiton-based Spring Building Consultancy have recently acquired some well-earnt blisters and saddle sores after undertaking a 50-mile duathlon to raise £10,000 [final figure tbc] for Born Too Soon and Samaritans.
They walked over 23 miles from Surbiton to Cranleigh on 4th August and cycled the remaining 33 miles to Brighton the day after in pursuit of their fundraising goal.
Nevin Hutchinson, one of Spring’s founding directors, said, “We wanted to do something significant to mark our 10thanniversary so we set a goal of raising £10,000 for Samaritans which we will fund-match for Born Too Soon, who have been providing state of the art equipment and emotional support for families on the Neonatal Unit at Kingston Hospital for over 35 years.”
Fellow director Nick and his wife Claire’s children were both born prematurely, Barney at 32 weeks and Connie at 30 weeks almost three years to the day later, receiving vital care from the Neonatal Unit at Kingston Hospital.
Nick recalls, “The invaluable care that Connie and Barney received wouldn’t have been possible without Born Too Soon. We will never be able to truly express our gratitude in words; they are an amazing team who will always hold special places in our hearts for looking after our babies and making them well enough to come home.”
If you’d like to make a donation, you can find out more here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/SBC10yrDuathlon?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=team&utm_content=SBC10yrDuathlon&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=05fa42ae28e0464791e5bd3c86b47426
Matron Marie Richter said” We are so grateful for the fundraising. We are refurbishing our parent facilities and also buying the latest equipment to improve outcomes for sick and preterm infants. This fundraising will directly improve the experience for both future infants and their parents, so a huge thank you to all involved”.