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Ros wants recruitment to be a Sports Relief record breaker

Ros wants recruitment to be a Sports Relief record breaker

IRP member Ros Lennon is sending out a rallying call to help her make recruitment a record breaker for Sports Relief which takes place from March 23 to 25.

Among the many events she is organising to raise money for the biennial UK fund-raiser, Ros, managing director of Essex-based Direct Staff Ltd, is planning to get into the Guinness Book of Records. To do this, she is staging a ZumbaThon, and needs a minimum of 2,500 people to participate in a Zumba class for 30 minutes.

So Ros is asking for the support of the REC and IRP members through either coming and joining in the attempt or pledging some money to help her raise an amazing &pound60,000 for Sport Relief through the ZumbaThon and a huge programme of sporting events.

Among these other events are a whole programme of sporting challenges on Sunday March 25 at Bishop’s Stortford Rugby Club in Hertfordshire.

They include:

The ZumbaThon Guinness Book of Records attempt

One, three mile and six mile warm-ups and races

The Big Match

Entertainment including a steel band

On top of this, there will be a full size boxing ring in which Ros has agreed to fight two boxers during the afternoon. Having raised &pound2,500 last time when she agreed to take part in a punch-up, she is hopes to exceed this by collecting &pound3,000 this year.

Ros explained why she had decided to throw her weight behind Sport Relief again: “Two years ago along with my little band of willing helpers from Bishops Stortford Rugby Club, we organised the largest Sport Relief event in east Hertfordshire, raising &pound27k and coming tenth in the county. &pound2,500 of this was raised by me boxing. Funny how people are happy to pay to see me get my head kicked in!

“Well, this year, we are doing it all again, hoping to raise some &pound60k. There is lots going on and we would be delighted if anyone in the recruitment industry wants to get behind us and become a part of what we are doing – either by joining in or sponsoring anyone taking part in the events.” 

Commenting on Ros’s campaign, Anita Holbrow, the REC’s Director of Member Services, said: “We are completely taken aback by what Ros has lined up to raise thousands of pounds for this charity. We only found out about her incredible events when she contacted us directly after our last CEO webinar to ask if we could enlist the help of the recruitment industry to help her realise her amazing feat of getting into the Guinness Book of Records.

“This would be such a fantastic achievement if the recruitment industry could get right behind a world record attempt like this. So if any recruiters or agencies would like to help Ros out, then we would love to hear about how you are going to make a difference to help her accomplish her mission.”

The REC and IRP would love to hear from any members who would like to help Ros Lennon achieve her aims. For more information and to help Ros make a huge difference to so many people’s lives, please email Gaby Hey at the REC,


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