On the 25th of September IQ in IT, aka Run as Admin, battled the mud at the Tough Mudder marathon in the hopes of raising money for the Kingston Hospital Charity.
We had been given the amazing opportunity to fundraise for the Kingston Hospital Charity to help raise funds for the Paediatric department at Kingston Hospital. They are in desperate need of some digital play equipment for their distraction therapy. Distractions such as music, games, and TV have been medically proven to effectively reduce pain and anxiety in children during clinical procedures. Distraction therapy also helps minimise the feeling of separation when a child must stay overnight. Technology is amazing in helping minds and body, we wanted to help vulnerable children gain access to that life-changing technology.
Our team spent weeks upon weeks training for the event and it paid off. From start to finish, they were challenged with obstacles such as the ‘Block Ness Monster’, ‘Kiss of Mud’, and ‘Funky Monkey’. From falling into mud, and more mud, the end results was tiredness but fulfilment from taking part in a challenging yet fun event for a good cause. We managed to get lots of videos and pictures of us in action as well, here’s some of the videos/pictures we captured:
It’s safe to say that by the end of the event, everyone was aching and in pain but incredibly happy to have taken part of the marathon event.
We’re proud to say that by the time of the event, we managed to raise 57% of our goal. Since then, we have managed to raise it to 68%! It’s not too late to donate, we still have the donation page up at our Just Giving page. Help us continue to raise money for a wonderful cause: https://www.justgiving.com/team/runasadmin.