RD:IR RUNS THE VITALITY 10K

A crack team of RD:IR athletes took to the streets of London yesterday to run in the annual Vitality 10K on behalf of Lymphoma Action. Around 23,000 runners pounded the streets of London on a warm morning for the capital, beginning on the Mall, heading through the City and looping back round near Bank to finish by Buckingham Palace.

Lymphoma Action has been chosen as our charity for 2019 after a colleague was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma towards the end of last year. The charity is the only charity in the UK dedicated solely to lymphoma, informing & supporting those affected by the disease, and connecting them with experts.

Now our colleague is in remission as of last week, he proceeded to run a strong race and did the company and all those supporting proud. David Bissell came in at a very respectable 42 minutes, putting RD:IR within touching distance of Mo Farah’s winning time of 28 minutes. Our leading lady, Andrea Miz, crossed the line in an impressive 54 minutes.

A huge thank you to all those who donated, allowing us to smash our target of £1,000. There is still time to donate, so please feel free to do so by clicking here. We are passionate about this cause and appreciate every penny!

RD:IR HOSTS A CHARITY BAKE SALE

RD:IR and our shared building occupants were treated to a delicious array of baked goods yesterday, all in aid of raising money for Lymphoma Action, our chosen charity for the year. The contributions were incredibly generous and made for a brilliant accompaniment to an afternoon cup of tea.

There has been no clear favourite, with all goods enjoyably eaten, from the enormous Victoria sponge cake (complete with strawberries) to the more manageable banana & cinnamon cupcakes. A big thank you to our bakers, Renee, Morten, Vince, Samantha, Andrea & Isabel, and the efficient Charity Committee for putting together a great event for a great cause!

RD:IR PAINTS LYMPHOMA ACTION’S OFFICES

A hardened team of six RD:IR volunteers ventured out of London to Aylesbury on 12 March, swapping a day at the desk for a day of manual labour. Our task for the day was to help paint the offices of Lymphoma Action, our chosen charity of the year.

Following an early start, we arrived at the office and were tasked with finishing one of the office rooms on the top floor, with a spectacular view over the Buckinghamshire countryside. The team all worked as hard as they could throughout the day – fuelled by a steady flow of cups of tea kindly offered by the Lymphoma Action staff – and managed to finish that office, as well as the kitchen and hallway. We were very grateful to be given the opportunity to help a small charity in this way, saving them hundreds of pounds on decorators and allowing them to focus their time on continuing to provide support & advice to those affected by lymphoma.

Everyone at Lymphoma Action was very accommodating, and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who went along. A great day offering a great change of scenery for a great cause.