Redrow Workers Wild Warrior Challenge for Childrens Hospital
A 15-STRONG team of Redrow runners will take on an extreme obstacle course in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The Wild Warrior eXtreme 10km is the latest in a long line of fundraising activities which has seen the housebuilder raise £50,000 for the hospital over the last three years.
The event takes place in Derbyshire on September 23.
With the help of colleagues, contractors and suppliers they’ve so far raised more than £2,200 of their £3,500 target for this latest event.
Mark Marsh, technical director for Tamworth-based Redrow Homes (Midlands), whose daughter has undergone treatment at the hospital for heart, kidney, bowl and back problems, will be leading the pack.
Mark said: “Birmingham Children’s Hospital is such a good cause that lots of people wanted to take part in the Wild Warrior, although some people are taking it more seriously than others and have been training hard.”
The team includes staff from Redrow’s Midlands division and parent company Redrow Group, with regional chief executive Matthew Pratt taking part alongside Karen Lee, Danny Cheal, Warren Jennens, Dean Shaw, Adam Bills, David Willars , Jenny Gee, Ed Thomson, Riannon Elliott, Nick Green, James Bingham, Jon Zabawa and Laura Robson.
“Some of the team took part in the Wolf Run in Leicestershire last year, but there are some new faces this time. The ages range from early 20s to around 50 and a mix of abilities and fitness levels,” Mark added.
“We’ll tackle the course as a team and help each other over the obstacles. There will be more obstacles – 48 over the 10km – so it’s going to be hard work – I’m more worried about upper body strength, especially when we’re wet.”
Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building around 5,000 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2016, the Group reported record revenues of £1.38 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit redrow.co.uk for more details.