Since late 2018 we have been following the progress of Nikki Evis, Property Manager at our Stratford office, who has been training and fundraising for her first London Marathon.
Nikki gained a gold band place to run for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester and has been training and fundraising furiously in preparation for the big day.
She held a number of fundraisers including a Christmas hamper raffle, a draw for a homemade Christmas cake and bottle of champagne, an Easter bake sale and a ceilidh in a bid to reach her target of £2,500.
We are delighted to say that Nikki successfully completed the marathon in 4 hours, 40 minutes, an incredible achievement in itself, but she also exceeded her target and raised a total of £3,245.84. A fantastic result and we are all very proud of her.
Nikki said afterwards, “I am very pleased with my time considering I had a slight pull in my calf muscle the week before. I was struggling around the 16 mile point but seeing my family cheering me along the route spurred me on to the end.
I am thrilled to have hit my target and more, and would like to thank everyone for their generous support and donations.”
Nikki won’t be hanging up her running shoes any time soon, a little bird tells us that she is considering applying for next year. Watch this space!