In April 2012, the Baton of Life, in aid of Little Havens Hospice, welcomed runners from across the City to complete a charity run in memory of Andrew Corbett, a credit trader for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International (MUSI) who tragically died as he crossed the finish line of the Brentwood Half Marathon in 2011.
With teams of up to 100 colleagues racing for best time, best fundraisers and best fancy dress, the charity is bringing back some healthy competition to the City for the second year running.
Taking place at Hyde Park on Thursday 6th June, 6pm, city workers are invited to step up their game to complete the 2nd Baton of Life, a 5km fun run around the Serpentine.
Corporate Events Officer, Trisha Snow said, 'We were overwhelmed by the electric atmosphere at last year’s Baton of Life. I’ve never known anything like it. There were some brilliant costumes including Super Mario, Wonder Woman, a banana and even a giant baby! We cannot wait to get back to Hyde Park this summer'.
Kindly sponsored by MUSI, the event will be raising money for Little Havens Hospice, the charity which cares for children from across Essex who have been diagnosed with an illness which could shorten their life, and their families.
Vanessa Soh, Andrew's friend and colleague, said: 'The team at MUSI misses Andrew very much every day and we are proud to support such a great fun and worthwhile event in his memory. We encourage all our friends, colleagues and contacts to join us in 2013 to remember our friend and raise much needed money for Little Havens Hospice'.
Trisha added, 'Little Havens has to raise £46,000 every week to be there for seriously ill children. Whether we care for a child and their family for days, weeks, months or even years, we make a real difference to their life – but that’s only possible because of donations given through events like The Baton of Life. Registration is now open so don’t miss out on one of the City’s best fun runs, sign up today'.
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