A ten-strong team from wealth manager James Hambro and Partners (JH&P) fought through sleep deprivation and harsh weather to complete the 177-mile Ragnar relay run on Sunday 23 September, raising over £5,000 for the charity ‘Greenhouse Sports’.
Ragnar is a series of relay runs held across the world in places of natural beauty. The ‘White Cliffs’ run began at midday Saturday in Sittingbourne and carried on through the night, finishing in Brighton on Sunday.
JH&P matched all workplace sponsorship to help support the team, several of whom were novice runners.
Runner and partner at JH&P Rosie Bullard said: “It was a fantastic feat by all. It was a huge challenge – it rained pretty much day and night all the way from Sittingbourne, but thankfully the sun broke through just as we finished in Brighton.”
The funds raised will go to JH&P’s corporate charity partner ‘Greenhouse Sports’ to support their work helping young people build confidence, teamwork and leadership skills and improving fitness and physical wellbeing. Since 2002 the charity has helped over 40,000 young people from deprived backgrounds.
Runner and financial planning consultant Ned Francis spoke of the inspiration the charity gave to the team: “It was pretty challenging at moments, but it helped that we were doing it for Greenhouse, who we work with closely. The team at Greenhouse have done a great job communicating to us how important their work is and what the children they support can achieve when given the right opportunities, so that responsibility was a real motivation.”
– financial planning consultant
The team included runners from right across the business. Top picture shows (back row left to right): Gareth Jenkins – Financial Planning Consultant, Edward Spencer – Senior Paraplanner, Ollie Robinson – Assistant Portfolio Manager, Rosie Bullard (and son) – Partner, Portfolio Manager, Lauren Scott – Compliance Associate
Front row: Will Rees – Dealer, Elizabeth Harford – Assistant Portfolio Manager, Ned Francis – Financial Planning Consultant, Faye Richards – Compliance and Risk Manager, Joanna Thornton – Executive Assistant