Run for funds for CRASH

Over five weeks across Murphy's offices in Golborne, Stonecross, Cannock, Leeds and London staff ran 612 miles on a treadmill in a bid to raise money for the company's charity partner, CRASH.

The 612 miles clocked up smashed the initial target of 554 miles, the distance between where Murphy was founded in County Kerry, Ireland and the CRASH offices in Chiswick, London.

Murphy's Cannock office achieved the most miles, running a staggering 234 miles over five days. In Stonecross the team managed an impressive 157 miles, in Golborne 135 miles and 50 miles in London.

Runners donated as they got on the treadmill, with colleges supporting them with further donations as they ran. Murphy's charity committee then match funded the amount raised by staff, achieving a total of £1200 raised for CRASH.

Max Budgen, Murphy communications officer and member of the charity committee, who played a key role in co-coordinating the five week fund raising event said: "It was great to see so many people get involved across all our UK offices and to hear some very impressive personal stories from runners. So many people took time out from their days across the five weeks to support the cause and whether they ran one mile or 29 miles their effort helped raise a great amount of money which is hugely appreciated."

One of the most impressive contributions came from SHESQ manager Pete Nichols who began running at 3.30am and managed to clock up 29 miles before even starting work.

Marc Reynolds from Murphy's Cannock office also ran between 7 and 12 miles every morning for a week before 9am.

If you are interested in taking part in a fundraising event for CRASH then please contact

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Posted 24 October 2018 by Emma Best

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