Employees from Nottingham accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young are preparing to take on the Robin Hood Corporate Challenge (24 September) in support of The Mental Health Foundation (MHF).
UHY Hacker Young recently chose MHF as its national charity for 2017/18 and funds are being raised across its 26 offices. The MHF delivers programmes, training and guidance which help to prevent mental health problems and support good mental health, the charity works to influence policymakers and advocate for change.
The firm has entered two teams totalling 16 runners; 10 members of UHY’s team will be running the half marathon and the other six will be competing in the mini marathon.
Partner in charge of the Nottingham office and race participant, Simon Browning, said: “Supporting good causes is something that is really important to us as a business, so we are delighted to be able to raise funds for MHF through the Robin Hood Corporate Challenge locally.
“Through our two teams we are hoping to raise at least £2,500 to contribute towards the Mental Health Foundation’s mission to prevent mental health problems and advocate good mental health. It is great to see so many people involved, especially those who do not run regularly and are taking on the challenge to help us raise lots of funds and awareness in the weeks leading up to the race!”
The dedicated staff joining Simon in the corporate challenge are Alex Hoctor, Ben Lead, Charlotte Garford, Corrina Mauger, David Allum, Daniel Grant-Hunter, Jessica Selby, Julie Parry, Kim Cottee, Liz Searby, Nicola Marchbank, Phoebe Wu, Richard Tattersall, Stuart Ackerman and Victoria Clark.