A pack of Redrow runners has raced ahead and beaten their fundraising target after completing a hardcore off-road obstacle course.
An 11-strong team of people from the homebuilder’s Tamworth-based Midlands division and some who work for its parent company, Redrow Group, took part in the Wolf Run in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.
With the help of colleagues, suppliers, friends and family, they’ve surpassed their fundraising target, raising around £3,500.
The pack was led by Mark Marsh, technical director for Redrow Homes (Midlands), whose daughter was treated at the hospital four years ago while suffering heart, kidney, bowl and back problems
Mark said: “It was about six degrees with a wind chill of just two so it was very cold. I couldn’t tie my shoes laces at one point because it was so cold and I couldn’t feel my hands. In the minutes after the run it wasn’t so enjoyable, but looking back it was good fun and we’ve all come away with a sense of achievement knowing that we completed the challenge and raised lots of money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”
The team encountered their first obstacle, a river crossing, just 10 yards into the 10km cross country run. They worked together to ensure that everyone made it round and some are already considering taking part in another Wolf Run next autumn.
“I don’t think some of the team realised how muddy it would be or how many obstacles they’d face,” Mark added.
“Most people found the obstacles more of a challenge than the run, particularly one river section where you had to pass under barricades beneath the water. In one section our regional chief executive Matthew Pratt jumped in and the mud was high above his midriff.”
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.