Reading agency runs half marathon for premature and sick baby charity
A team of 25 employees from GCS Recruitment Specialists ran the Reading Half Marathon at the weekend, to raise money for Bliss, the charity for babies born premature and sick.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Reading-based GCS marked the occasion with a team of 25 runners taking part in the half marathon. The company started in 1991 and now employs 80 staff in offices in Reading, London, Dublin and New York.
GCS selected Bliss as its UK charity partner in 2015 as a result of two of its employees having had babies born prematurely. Its original fundraising target was £2,500, which would then be pound matched by GCS, but the team of 25 have so far raised more than £4,000.
David Bloxham, managing director at GCS, and one of 25 runners, commented, “I am really proud to have been part of such a successful team effort. Everyone that was involved – the people that sponsored us, our support team and the runners themselves – really contributed to an amazing day. It is great to be able to celebrate 25 years in business by raising money for such a worthy cause as Bliss.”
Bliss works to ensure that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life. The charity provides vital support to families with a baby in neonatal care, campaigns for policy changes and supports life-saving research.