Stanton House Walk 100km And Raise Over £6,000 For EducAid Sierra Leone
Posting date:15 Aug 2017
At 100 km, 62.2 miles or the equivalent of completing the London Marathon 2.37 times, the team set off unsupported from Richmond on the 12th August expecting the challenge to be tough, rewarding, and hopefully achievable. Moving along the River Thames to Kingston, a semi-urban stretch was followed by the picturesque views from the North Downs before tackling the Surrey & Sussex countryside. A final push up the South Downs was wrapped up with a photo finish at Brighton pier.
Stanton House Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer Nick Eaves shared his experience - "What a challenge. I learnt that my feet were not prepared for over 19 hours of walking over two days! In the most painful moments, however, just thinking about the lives we are impacting in Sierra Leone, through the wonderful work of EducAid, got me through it. That and the amazing team of people I had the pleasure of sharing the ordeal with."
Meg Appleby - Business Support, provided her own thoughts - "London to Brighton was the most difficult yet rewarding challenge of my life. However, I had such an amazing two days and I couldn't have asked to share it with a better bunch of people. To know that our challenge will provide an education for more than 30 children makes losing a toe nail and my 13 blisters all worth it!"
"I have known Kate for years and she has always invested time to develop the relationship even when I am not looking for a new role. Now that time has come it has led to a much easier and in depth conversation around what that next role should look like."