On Saturday 13 July, staff from medical technology company, SARD, joined friends and family to form a team of 11 to take on Gung-Ho! the world’s biggest inflatable 5km run to raise money for the Kent and Medway Medical School. They have selected KMMS as their Charity of the Year and this is one of a number of fundraising initiatives they are taking part in to raise £5,000 for this cause. Through this event they have so far raised £475 (including Gift Aid) and would be thrilled if you would consider supporting them through their JustGiving page.
Two of the team tackling Gung-Ho! were current University of Kent students Jordan Montford-Robinson (1st year Computer Science student) and Ash Barton (2nd year Computing with a year in industry student) who are currently on a work placement with SARD. Of their experience, Jordan said:
“I am currently on a summer placement with SARD and when they asked for people to join their team for Gung-Ho! I jumped at the chance. It was a great opportunity to get to know my colleagues better, take part in a personal challenge and support the extremely important work of the Kent and Medway Medical School. This is a great project which will be an asset to the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, our local community and the county of Kent. I am proud to play a part in fundraising for this cause and urge others to support it too.”
We would like to thank SARD for their support and wish them well for their future events.
If you would like to support KMMS by taking part in a challenge event like this or if your company would like to support KMMS as Charity of the Year please contact Katie Barnsdale (Community Fundraising Intern) on K.A.Barnsdalefirstname.lastname@example.org.