A Nottingham accounts administrator has successfully completed a series of five fundraising challenges to raise money for Tommy’s, the pregnancy and baby loss charity.
Over two months, Andrea completed three half marathons, a Tough Mudder and her first triathlon and raised £800 for the charity.
Previously postponed due to the pandemic, Andrea began her challenge at the beginning of August by completing the London Landmarks Half Marathon. She then went on to tackle the 10-mile Tough Mudder event 2 weeks later with colleagues from The RU Group.
The third challenge was Andrea’s first ever triathlon at the Huub National Triathlon relay; consisting of a 500m open water swim, a 15km bike ride and a 5km run.
In September, Andrea put her running shoes back on and successfully completed both the Great North Run in Newcastle and the Robin Hood Half marathon in Nottingham.
From a target of £350, Andrea raised an impressive £800 for Tommy’s; the baby charity which funds research into miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth and provides trusted pregnancy advice for parents.
Commenting on her fundraising challenges, Andrea said: “Running kept me going through lockdown, so I decided to take on these challenges and raise some money at the same time.
“I chose Tommys’ as I believe the work that they do is invaluable to parents to be and research into these heart-breaking issues is so important. Although I have no further activities planned at the moment, I’m sure there will be some coming up next year!”
The RU Group is fully behind Andrea’s charitable efforts. The company encourages its employees to undertake their own campaigns for their chosen causes and supports them along their fundraising journeys.
Head of financial planning and marketing, Ian Browne, said: “It’s always great to hear news of our staff taking on fundraising activities outside of work to raise money for such worthy causes. Everyone at The RU Group is extremely proud of Andrea’s inspiring efforts over the last 2 months and we look forward to supporting her in the next challenge!”