A team of six colleagues who completed the London Marathon have raised £15,000 for the NSPCC.
Ryan Dawes, Nick Smith, Owen Long, Darren Smith, Sarah Whittaker and Craig Akrill all work for Birmingham-based digital billboard company Elonex, who operate over 3,000 advertising screens across the UK and provide LED screening equipment for the London Marathon.
Incredibly, the team of six worked tirelessly the night before to install the LED screening that lights up the finishing straight of the Marathon – before heading to the start line the next day and running the 26.2 miles, all in under six hours and 40 minutes.
‘Team Elonex’ were then involved in de-rigging the equipment before getting it back to the Midlands.
Their fundraising total will help the NSPCC in keeping children safe from abuse by helping fund the charity’s vital work locally.
Elonex will also be sponsoring the charity’s 2019 Laughter Ball on November 8th at the ICC in Birmingham.
Sarah Whittaker, said: “Running the London Marathon for the NSPCC was a truly life-changing experience.
“We all had the most amazing day soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the huge crowds cheering us on.
“Running in the NSPCC vests was a real privilege and it was a thrill to be representing such a great charity.
“As a team we were overwhelmed by the level of support we received on the way to hitting our fundraising target, and we thank each and every person who donated and now in turn are helping the NSPCC to deliver its vital services and fight for every childhood.”
Amanda Synnott, NSPCC Fundraising Manager for the West Midlands said: “Every member of Team Elonex did so well, they all showed amazing spirit to complete the marathon in good time.
“The money they have raised will help us continue our vital work – I would like to thank each member of Team Elonex for their fundraising efforts and congratulate them for completing the marathon which is no easy task.”