Whether it was dressing up as superheroes, splashing through
mud or simply taking a leisurely jog round Battersea Park, the staff at Instant
have been busy raising over £3,700 for a variety of charities.
Let’s get muddy
Melissa Bloom, from our US team, took part in the Warrior
Challenge in Roanoke Texas in April. The 3.5 mile course includes sixteen obstacles
of mud, water, climbing over cars, jumping over walls, navigating rough
terrain - with a final jump over a fire pit. Melissa took part dressed in
nothing but lime green running gear and a big smile - and finished in an
impressive 39 minutes.
Melissa raised $660 for Instant’s charity 1MoreChild and is
already in training for the much more intense ‘Tough Mudder’ event in October.
This is a job for a super hero
On a sunny Sunday morning in mid-May, four members of the
London team dragged themselves out of bed and across to Regent’s Park for the
COSMIC Super Hero 5k run.
For as far as the eye could see, there were super heroes in all shapes and sizes including Banana man, Wolverine, Thor, Spiderman, Captain
Jack Sparrow, Wonder woman…and even some less likely characters - not usually
considered super heroes - such as a gingerbread man and Borat.
Once the whistle blew the superheroes set off along winding
pathways and dodging unsuspecting passers-by out for a Sunday stroll. The
Instant team all turned in respectable times of less than 30 minutes, and raised
over £600 for the Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care.
It’s soggy t-shirt time
The Race for Life round Battersea Park in May brought the
Instant girls out in force. Twenty women from the Paddington office took part in aid of Cancer
Research.Heading down to the starting post, they were caught in the
first rain shower in London for three months, so the pink team t-shirts were
slightly soggier than anticipated. Spirits weren’t dampened, though, and the 5k run was
completed by all, with the two pregnant ladies bringing up the rear at a more
sedate pace. Total sponsorship raised from this effort was, at the last count, £2747!