A seven-strong team from Nottinghamshire accountants Clayton & Brewill took part in the gruelling Survival of the Fittest race in Nottingham on 12th October, raising money for The Olive Beaumont Foundation dedicated to raising awareness and funding for Rett Syndrome research.
Team captain is Clayton & Brewill's payroll manager Chloe Hughes explains:
'Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder that mostly occurs in young females and affects 1 in 10,000 girls. It's a debilitating and progressive disorder and 50% of sufferers will never walk, and 99% will never speak. The Olive Beaumont Foundation does fantastic work locally to raise awareness of the disease and we hope this will spur us on through the training programme and the race itself!'
The Survival of the Fittest race started from Nottingham's Victoria Embankment, followed the River Trent out of the city and back in again. Highlights along the 10 kilometre route included Nottingham Forest Football Ground and the National Watersports centre at Holme Pierrepont where runners got a serious dunking.
Seven runners took part from Clayton & Brewill – Ashley Akeroyd, Craig Bond, Nicola Cottee, Amanda Holland, Chloe Hughes, Jack Moore, Doug Perry
Donations can still be made via the Clayton & Brewill JustGiving page.
For more information on The Olive Beaumont Foundation please visit www.olivebeaumontfoundation.co.uk.