Team Embridge took on the ’26 miles in 26 days’ challenge last month
If you have been following Embridge recently on social media, you will have seen the team’s efforts during Epilepsy Awareness month in March.
The ‘26 miles in 26 days’ challenge saw various members of the team, some with their families and pets accompanying them, mostly run and walk the distance in the lead up to Purple Day on 26th March – some even did more! Thanks to our unpredictable British weather, the miles were covered both inside and outside in all weathers and temperatures!
Also, as the 26th itself was over the weekend, we had our own Purple Day in the office on Friday 24th March, with all sorts of purple attire on show! Below is a selection of images from those taking part and on our own Purple day!
“The magnificent support from Embridge Consulting never fails to amaze us, their generosity, dogged determination, and sheer persistency make them an extremely valued supporter. Last month saw the Embridge Consulting team, along with their friends and family take on our 26 miles in 26 days challenge and once again they’ve shown us just what they can do. From dog walks to treadmills, the team stacked up thousands of steps and completed all 26 miles by Purple Day on 26 March. We can’t thank Embridge Consulting and the team enough – Together we create possible!”Spokesperson from Young Epilepsy
And why did we do this? These activities all helped us raise over £1,900 for Young Epilepsy, a charity close to the heart of the Embridge family. Emma O’Brien, our Founder and CEO, and her family know first-hand how hard it is to support a child with epilepsy. Leo is now 10 years old and has been diagnosed with a drug resistant form of epilepsy. Living daily with the challenges this introduces as well as the limited treatments that are currently available is very hard for Leo and all that love him.
Young Epilepsy provides resources to create better lives for children like Leo and carry out the much-needed research to ensure children and their families have the support they need to have a quality life that each child deserves. Without Young Epilepsy this would not be possible for many children across the UK.
“I’m delighted at the way team Embridge embraced this voluntary challenge during March, not only helping to raise money for a cause that’s important to my family and I, but raising awareness of the work the charity does. It was great to see people getting involved in ways that worked for them and the photos and chats it led to internally. A huge thank you to everyone who got involved, including our industry colleagues who supported us so generously!”Emma O’Brien, CEO of Embridge Consulting
If you would like to find out more about Young Epilepsy, please visit their website at www.youngepilepsy.org.uk