UKF Group’s 5k Inflatable Run raises over £700 for cancer charity!

On Saturday 16th June, UKF Group took on the Gung-Ho 5k Inflatable Run at Cofton Park, Birmingham. Chairman Phil Morris, Operations Director Chris Morris, Group Managing Director Simon Greenhill and Sales Director Ian Griffiths were just a few of the volunteers who ran the inflatable obstacle course, in aid of The Get A-Head Charitable Trust.

A photo of the 14 individuals running on behalf of the UKF Group and the Get A-Head Charitable Trust before the Gun-Ho run.
The Pre-Run Team Photo

Get A-Head is an independent charity supporting patients of head and neck diseases and cancers. Their mission is to raise funds to directly help improve the quality of life for patients. This is achieved through subsidising specialist equipment to improve the chance of correct diagnosis, and funding research and education programmes.

For three years Gung-Ho! have been running events across the UK to get people to run, jump and climb over their inflatable obstacle course and raise money for good causes. The course consisted of several inflatable obstacles including climbing walls and giant slides.

Chairman Phil Morris and Group Managing Director Simon Greenhill at the bottom of an inflatable slide at Gung-Ho! 2018
Phil and Simon having a breather after the first obstacle.

Within an hour everyone had completed the Gung-Ho challenge and raised over £700 for charity. For some though, this wasn’t enough; Chris Morris, our IT & Systems Manager Sam Halfpenny and Marketing Executive Chris Ridley have signed up for Timberhonger 10k Run on Saturday 14th July.

Timberhonger is famed for being one of the most picturesque and challenging 10k runs in the UK and is part of the Bromsgrove Carnival that takes place at Sanders Park, Bromsgrove, B61 7JP. The team are hoping to raise a further £500 for Get A-Head through their JustGiving Page.

 

Here is a handful of the photos we got of our runners on the day:

Chris Ridley and Johnny Griffiths sliding down the Starting Line with Michael Greenhill and Bex Small close behind.
Chris Ridley and Johnny Griffiths sliding down the Starting Line with Michael Greenhill and Bex Small close behind.
Ian Griffiths, Simon Greenhill, Phil Morris and Chris Morris running through an obstacle.
Team UKF Group tackling one the Gung-Ho! Inflatable Course together.
Sue Myers, Liv Myers and Sarah Swan setting the pace for the other runners.
Sue Myers, Liv Myers and Sarah Swan setting the pace for the other runners.
Matt Williams throwing foam on Charlie Walford after crossing the Finishing Line
Charlie Walford and Matt Williams crossing the Finishing Line