A team from SR Timber has signed up to run a half-marathon this September – and they are throwing down the gauntlet to other companies in the roofing industry to join them and see who can raise the most money for charity.
The four-strong team led by newest recruit Mark Parkes has signed up for the Richmond Runfest Half Marathon – a British Heart Foundation (BHF) event on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019.
Trading Manager Mark said that the team at the North Nottinghamshire-based company looked at the list of BHF fundraising events this year and the Richmond Runfest stood out as a good team-building opportunity for the company – and the idea of challenging others in the industry snowballed from there.
Mark, who was an Acting Staff Sergeant in the Parachute Regiment before he joined SR Timber, said the friendly rivalry of challenging other businesses in the roofing industry may be the springboard to raising even more money for charity.
“For a small company, SR Timber has a track record of raising large sums of money for charity, and we partnered with the BHF last year as part of a longer-term commitment to a cause that is very close to our hearts,” said Mark.
“A half-marathon will be a challenge for some of the team at SR Timber, and we know that we can raise a lot of money for the BHF – but if we know we’re competing against others from the industry, it’ll spur us on to be the first team across the line and the ones who present the BHF with the biggest amount.
“We’d love to hear from anyone from right across the industry – from timber importers to merchants to roofing contractors and housebuilders – who are up for the challenge of running a half-marathon and raising money for a lifesaving cause.”