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Fusion sponsors medals for The Rugged Radnage 10k

By Jen Harris
20th December 2017

In light of our ever-increasing commitment to ‘giving something back’ to the community, we were delighted to help one of our employees, George Hayward, by sponsoring the medals for his local primary school’s annual 10k race, The Rugged Radnage.

The Rugged Radnage 10k took part on Sunday 19th November 2017, and consisted of a challenging mixed terrain in the Chiltern Hills around the village of Radnage. This is the seventh year of this highly successful fundraising event organised by the School P.T.A. Over the previous years it has raised in the region of £30k, with all funds going to the school.

George, who was involved in the organisation of this event said “We started arranging this year’s race before the school summer holidays, there is a lot to do to put on a race for 250+ runners, including a number of serious local running clubs which now have us in their annual calendar.”

“Saturday is a full day of setup starting with a full course walk and fixing the course signs, then road signs, marquee assembly, finish line, and setup of the village hall and cafeteria (and then a well-earned ‘meeting’ in the village local). The 70+ volunteers we have on Sunday as race marshals and HQ staff have an early start, with the race starting at 10am prompt. I’m not saying it’s a rugged course, but our winner this year normally does a 10k in 32 minutes, and took 40 minutes in good weather with us this year. At 11:30 we hand out trophies in the village hall, then a full day of clearing up culminating in a final ‘meeting’ hopefully before dark.”

“It was a big boost to our fundraising efforts to have Fusion sponsor the medals for the race this year, it looks like this has helped us to top £4k for the school, which really helps a small village primary like ours. The medals this year were our biggest single cost, and would have made a significant dent in what we would have been able to achieve.”

John Mohan, our CEO commented, “Some of the charities and activities we have supported over the years have included everything from children’s charities’ events, hospitals, local schools, ex-military and service people, charitable runs, swims, bike rides, and so on. We do it almost exclusively for our employees and customers. This is another notable example of how Fusion as a company keeps our promise of “giving something back” to the wider community. I am pleased the event went so well and has raised a fantastic amount for Radnage Primary. Well done to George and the team for making this event a great success.”

By Jen Harris