Members of the Fluid Branding team have been on a charitable run of late, with an 1,800 mile trek, the deliverance of business leadership workshops in the heart of Kenya, and taking part in a London marathon on the agenda.
First came a challenge to mimic the staggering journey taken by wildebeest from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara every year. Raising money for the Vanessa Grant Trust, this 24-hour challenge covered 1,800 miles from 22 – 23 March 2018, taking place 12pm – 12am.
The trust is involved in various projects in Kenya including building and maintaining schools and nurseries, as well as vital vocational training programmes. The event was hosted at Evolve Sport & Fitness in Cornwall (in association with Cornwall College), with participants allowed to run, jog, cycle or row their distance.
Fluid Branding’s CEO, Matt Franks traveled to Rongai, Kenya last year to help with the ongoing development of existing projects as part of a volunteer group, delivering business leadership workshops and helping set up essential IT infrastructure for the schools in the community. Fluid’s managing director, Miles Lovegrove is planning his volunteering visit to Rongai this summer to continue this vital work. The company has supported the Vanessa Grant Trust since 2010 and during that time they have raised over £10k, which has helped the charity give aid and support to the community of Rongai.
Meanwhile, the first ever London Landmarks Half Marathon took place on 25 March, with over 10,000 runners taking part – Matt Franks being one of them. He raised funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK, a cause very close to his heart and achieved a very impressive time of 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Matt commented: “It was a fantastic event, running around the closed streets of London was an experience I won’t forget, the crowds were amazing and really helped spur me on when I needed that extra boost! I’m delighted to be able to help raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.”