IntaPeople to celebrate double landmark with Cardiff 10K run
Rob Wood, the father of IntaPeople Senior Consultant Victoria Wood, received his kidney transplant at the Cardiff Royal Infirmary in 1995 due to Polycystic Kidney Disease, which is a hereditary condition.
Staff from the IT and engineering recruitment specialists are now entering the Corporate Team Challenge of the Cardiff 10K. They aim to raise vital funds for race-organisers Kidney Wales, a charity that supports Welsh adults and children suffering from kidney problems.
Rob Wood said: “I can’t believe it’s approaching two decades since the operation. Obviously I remember it as being a nervous time, but the transplant went smoothly and I am extremely fortunate to still have a fully-functioning kidney. Kidney Wales is a great local charity and I look forward to cheering the team on from the side-lines.”
Kidney Wales chief executive, Roy Thomas, said: “Rob has been a brilliant supporter of the charity over the years and we’re really pleased that he is celebrating two decades of such good health. I wish the team the best of luck in the Corporate Team Challenge.”
The Cardiff 10K is the latest in a number of fundraising activities IntaPeople is tackling this year. Various activities have already seen dangling from Newport Suspension Bridge, battling through the Dirty Dozen obstacle course and enduring heavy netball defeats to NHS teams.
This year’s Cardiff 10K race will take place on Sunday 7 September, with the 10K taking place at 10.00am and the 2K family run at 9.15am. Organised by Kidney Wales, the race is one of the top ten road races in the UK and sees top athletes running for the cause alongside celebrities and members of the public.
Find out more about the race by visiting www.cardiff10K.com.