The event, which took place from 5pm on Friday (July 17) to 5pm on Saturday (July 18), saw our 22-strong team run or walk for a one-hour period, with two of the team doubling that effort.
We decided to undertake the fundraiser after being challenged to do so by Kintore-based engineering firm, Brimmond Group who is a big supporter of the charity and one of our clients.
Charlie House was established in 2011 to help make life better for babies, children and young people who have complex disabilities or life-limiting conditions, and to support their families.
Pete McIntosh, one of our account managers who himself completed a two-hour run covering 14.23 miles on Saturday morning said the runathon had been a huge team effort.
He said: “Charlie House is such a worthy organisation doing really great work in the region so we didn’t hesitate to agree to the runathon when the baton was passed to us by Brimmond Group.
“We were keen to use our skill set as a creative agency to help raise awareness of the charity and what it does, but we also wanted to help generate some much-needed funds.
“The fact that we had great fun along the way – even if some of us are fitter than others – was an added bonus.”
Charlie House’s director of fundraising, Susan Crighton, said: “Hampton has been supporting us for a number of years now and we’re incredibly grateful to them, not only for all the design work they undertake but also for their continued positivity and enthusiasm.
“We’ve seen another increase in demands for our services of late and it’s thanks to both our corporate and private donors that we can continue to do what we do.”
As well as running ongoing activities and services, Charlie House is undertaking an £8million appeal to build a specialist support centre on the grounds of Woodend Hospital offering families dedicated support and local respite facilities.
Further donations can still be made on the JustGiving page.