Those of you who follow our Facebook pages will be aware that we have been very energetic in the Channel View/Multilingual Matters office recently. Tommi, Sarah and Laura, together with two of Tommi’s friends, have been busy training for the Bristol 10k run, which finally took place on Sunday.
This year we were proud to be running and raising money for St Peter’s Hospice, Bristol’s only adult hospice caring for local people with life-limiting illnesses. We wanted to support St Peter’s to thank them for their care of Mike Grover, co-founder of Multilingual Matters and Channel View Publications, before he passed away in July last year. This is the 4th time that the team have run the course and in previous years Mike, together with his wife Marjukka, always did a brilliant job of cheering the team on. We were glad to be able to return the support by raising money for St Peter’s Hospice on his behalf.
In honour of Mike we decided that we would like to run the 10k in Super Grover fashion, so Laura created some capes for us to wear as we completed the course! The weather made running in the capes quite a trial as we battled strong winds and rain showers, but they also put an extra spring in our step as we all flew around the course. Laura and Sarah managed personal bests and Tommi spent much of the course running like a super hero, ready to fly off to save the day! We were also featured in the local paper who published an article on our challenge.
We would like to thank everyone who sponsored us and St Peter’s Hospice. We have been bowled over by the generosity of all our friends, family and colleagues and really appreciate their support for our challenge.
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