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Festive Fellas Charity 5K

Dames in a Group

This might not be the blog you were expecting today, especially after you see some of the photos, but you might be interested to know that this weekend some of our male staff took part in a local fun run.

But not just any local fun run! No this was something a bit different, you might have seen over the past couple of years we’ve done a lot of work with our local children’s hospice Derian House.

Derian House is an amazing charity that dedicates all their resources to supporting children with life shortening illnesses by making each moment of their precious lives more fulfilling and special for both them and their families. Derian currently support more than 300 families who have a child with a life shortening illness, and a further 200 who receive bereavement support. Their continued care and support is invaluable to all the children and families they care for.

And last weekend they gave us another chance to get involved! But this time it was all about the boys! The event was held to support all the amazing ‘Derian dads’ who do so much to hold their families together in the face of such devastating circumstances that affect all the families involved with Derian House.

Now brightly coloured wigs, over the top makeup and floral dresses might not be what usually comes to mind when you think of running a 5K but last weekend it all made sense. Over 100 men including some of our own “Festive Fellas” let go of their inhibitions, put on their running shoes (and best frocks) with the aim of raising funds and showing their support for all the amazing families and children that Derian House continues to help, and of course have a little fun while doing so.

So let’s hear it for the boys, who not only looked better than some of the women in our office but also managed to finish the run in some of the shortest times!

Take a look at some of our photos and if you’re sad you missed out, you can still donate to Derian House and hopefully join in next year!

Dames Support

Dame Alone

At the Finish Line

Dames Puckering Up

At the Start