Running Out of Time charity relay
At TAB, we strongly believe in supporting our community and doing our part whenever we can. That's why on Monday 11 July 2023, our team, plus some special guests participated in the Running Out of Time Relay — an event we were thrilled to be a part of!
Described as the biggest sporting celebration of climate action and nature ever attempted across Britain, the relay covered a whopping 2,661km with those involved passing the baton from Ben Nevis all the way to Big Ben.The aim of the relay is to inspire the nation to take collective action to reach net zero and to come together to protect our world now and for the future generations.
Despite the weather being turbulent on the day, we had an incredible turnout for our charity event! Our team was made up of 30 TAB, National Housing Group and The Finance Company employees, alongside the support of ten friends of the business and even two babies! Our team was split into two legs, with the first half of the team running a 5km route around Borehamwood. Once they arrived at the home stretch, they would find Eli Korman and Katrina Hindley, alongside two members of the team at Griggs who they then passed the baton onto, which would signify the start of their 22km run to Parliament Hill.
The experience was one that will be remembered for a long time! It demanded teamwork, due to the small route planning errors, there were a few blockades the team had to navigate around which allowed strong bonds to be formed, cheering each other on during the most gruelling hill climbs, and making sure no one got left behind - and bringing our leadership skills to the forefront - those with the best navigation skills lead the team safely back to The Grain Yard.
The run was in aid of Restless Development, a non profit global agency that supports the collective power of young leaders to create a better world. Formed in 1985, their focus lies in training, mentoring, nurturing and connecting thousands of young people to use their power to lead change. They are currently registered and governed in nine countries, hosting a growing youth collective of almost 4,000 youth organisations in 195 countries.
Their work mostly falls into four impact priority areas including education and livelihoods, gender and sexual rights, voice and democracy and climate justice. Climate change is an existential threat, with young people in Africa and Asia facing its consequences the worst. Their work, education and futures are at risk and with the funds raised we will help to contribute to the support, training and resources needed to help secure their rightful claim to a safe planet.
Thank you to everyone who donated,we are so grateful to be able to help do our part to help provide a better tomorrow for the future generations.
That was a lot of fun, really enjoyed it! Aaron Bass, Montfort Communications
It was such a great event and really nice to meet others. We hope that it went well from your end as well and that everyone enjoyed it! Thanks again for inviting us and raising money for our climate work. Giulia Vallocchia, Restless Development
The hills were tough, but the view at the top of Parliament Hill was worth it. And after a pint at the finish line, I knew that I had made a difference for a good cause. I enjoyed running the half marathon and knowing that we were running for a better future. Eli and the Griggs team helped keep the energy high making the run all the more enjoyable! Katrina Hindley
It definitely was a fun and new way of getting to bond with other TAB members as I’m still rather new to the team! Couldn’t have picked a better way to start off the week than doing something for such a good cause. Yossy Akinsanya