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The London Marathon 2019

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!

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Nikki’s St Richard’s Hospice Fundraiser

Nikki Evis and Hampers
Nikki Evis and all the Prizes and Hampers

Nikki Evis, Property Manager at our Stratford office, has secured a Gold Band Charity place at next year’s London Marathon. This is a dream come true for Nikki who is a keen runner, having had 3 failed attempts to enter previously via the Marathon ballot system.  She is over the moon that she will be taking part whilst also raising funds for her chosen charity, St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. The Hospice provides invaluable care and support for individuals and their families who are dealing with life-limiting conditions in the South Worcestershire area.

Nikki launched her fundraising efforts with a charity Christmas Hamper raffle in the SBK-TLG offices and staff members were invited to donate items for a hamper. In fact, so many delicious items were given that they were able to create not one but four hampers with additional separate prizes as well, so there were six lucky winners.   Staff were again generous in buying raffle tickets and a total of £129 was raised.  A further £82 was raised in a  separate draw for a Christmas Cake and bottle of champagne. The cake was kindly donated by the mother (a Star Baker!) of Ali Hancocks in the Evesham office and the lucky winner was Annie from our Stratford office.

Nikki and Annie SBK-TLG
Nikki presenting the cake to winner, Annie

Nikki is delighted with the generosity and enthusiasm from her colleagues and would like to thank everyone who donated and/or bought tickets. She said  “It has been a great way to start my fundraising and I really appreciate all the support.”

Nikki’s goal is to raise  £2,500 by the end of April and has set up a JustGiving page. Please click through if you would like to donate and help her reach her target:  https://www.justgiving.com/Nicola-Evis3.

SBK-TLG would like to wish Nikki all the best in her fundraising and training efforts over the coming months and we will post an update in due course.

 

 

charity hamper draw results
Hamper Draw Results
Nikki and Wendy, SBK-TLG
Nikki presenting the first prize to Wendy