25th September 2018

Team takes on tough challenge for hospice

A team of fierce fundraisers took on a tough 10k run through mud, lakes and woodland – all in support of hospice care.

The 26-strong team from OGL Computer, based in Stourport and Kidderminster, completed the Wolf Run challenge and raised more than £4,600 for St Richard’s Hospice.

Each team member tackled a series of obstacles – running, jumping, crawling and swimming their way around the course.

Paul Colwell, Chief Technology Officer at OGL, said: “The team was made up of staff with a diverse range of fitness levels so it was really great to see the stronger members of the team supporting their colleagues all the way round.“The whole team completed the course and gave everyone a chance to really push themselves whilst raising money for a very worthy local charity which has personal connections to many of our staff.

“Those that didn’t take part showed their support by sponsoring their colleagues so it was a true company affair. I’d definitely recommend the event to others, it was great fun!”

The company, which specialises in IT software, cyber security and solutions, has chosen St Richard’s as its charity of the year and is undertaking a number of activities to raise money in support of its care and support.

It is sponsoring the Worcester-based charity’s Severn Valley Walk on Saturday, October 13 and is also entering a team for the challenge.

Ria Simons, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “We have been blown away by the support OGL has given us and are in awe of the team taking on such a tough challenge for our care!

“Every penny raised will go to supporting our free, specialist care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses, their loved ones and bereaved people.

“On behalf of everyone here at St Richard’s, I’d like to say a big thank you to the OGL team.”