Friday, April 16, 2021

7 marathons in 7 days see Sam raise over £30,000 for charity

After running ‘7 marathons in 7 days’ for The Gelder Charitable Trust and Cancer Research UK, Sam Gelder has raised more than double his target.

From Saturday 6 March to Friday 12 March Sam ran through Corringham, Blyton, Springthorpe, Hemswell, Kexby, Upton, Willingham by Stow, each day finishing at Gelder Group’s Head Office complex at Sturton by Stow.

Aiming to raise £10,000 for The Gelder Charitable Trust and £2,000 for Cancer Research UK, Sam has smashed his targets, raising over £26,000 for the former and over £4,000 for the latter charity.

The Gelder Charitable Trust was set up in 2020 following the sad and sudden passing of Gelder Group Commercial Manager James Flintham who was 38. The charity provides support, financial or otherwise, to construction workers and their families when they become incapacitated through illness or accident.

The first two recipients of financial help will be Keith Brazier, an ex-tank commander who has been a member of Xeric Systems since Jan 2015 and has sadly been diagnosed with stomach cancer, and Kevin Miley’s family. Kevin has been a key member of Gelder Group’s Lichfield team since joining the Insurance Repair and Renovation Division in September 2014. At Christmas Kevin was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer which has spread to his bowel and pancreas.

The Gelder Group will match fund all donations to The Gelder Charitable Trust up to a maximum of £10,000. Barclays, Sam’s employer, will be match funding everything raised for Cancer Research.

To donate to The Gelder Charitable Trust visit

To donate to Cancer Research UK visit 

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