At Everest we always like to celebrate the achievements of our staff members, which is why we’d like to extend a huge congratulations to Kerry Emmons from our Head Office Personnel team, who successfully completed the Cancer Research UK ‘Race For Life’ on Sunday 8th May.
Race for Life is the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK, inspiring women of all ages and fitness levels to run, walk or jog to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Like many of the women who get involved in the event, Kerry was running in memory of a loved one. She tragically lost her husband Terry Emmons to cancer seven years ago, and was inspired to complete the run in his honour.
“It was a great day and very emotional” says Kerry. “Terry was a really fun guy and very well respected by everyone who knew him. It felt like the right time to do this to honour his memory.”
Kerry took part in the 5k run at the Garon Park Leisure & Tennis Centre in Southend-On-Sea, alongside a number of friends and supporters including her best friend Tina and her daughters Lauren and Natalie. It was Kerry and Tina’s first time doing a charity run and they clocked in an excellent time, completing the race in just under 50 minutes – ten minutes quicker than they’d managed it during their practice runs.
Best of all, they raised over £800 for Cancer Research UK. At Everest we always double whatever our staff raise for cancer research events, so we’re matching Kerry’s total to bring her to over £1,600.
“I’m so proud and I’d definitely like to do it again” says Kerry. “I could just picture Terry having a good laugh at me as I got over the finish line!”
Cancer Research UK is Everest’s official sponsored charity and we’ve conducted a range of fundraising events for them over the years. For more information about the work they do and how you can support them, please visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.Share on Facebook Digg del.icio.us Tweet This