Journalists from a regional publisher have raised more than £10,000 in the last six months with charity events including sponsored walks, runs and swims.
The staff from Archant have raised £10,778 for a range of good causes, which will be doubled under the Archant Gold scheme.
Among those raising funds was Eastern Daily Press editor Peter Waters who completed the BUPA Great South Run to raise more than £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of his wife and his reporter David Blackmore, pictured, who spent 10 days revamping a school in South Africa to raise £2,200 for research into bowel cancer.
And further fundraising efforts were made by Newham Recorder editor Colin Grainger who swam 50 lengths to raise £125 towards the paper’s annual Community Links Toy Appeal, which collected 13,500 toys and Archant Specialist editor Matt Havercroft who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise £2,665 for Thames Hospicecare.
Archant Herts and Cambs editor Terry Mitchinson raised £184 for Herts Air Ambulance at an annual sponsored walk after the paramedics attended a heart attack victim at last year’s event.
Eve Middleton from Archant Specialist’s France magazine, ran the Great North Run from in 2 hours and 19 minutes to raise £325 for the British Lung Foundation in memory of a family friend who died from a rare condition known as interstitial pneumonitis.
And editorial trio Diana Bowerman, Belinda Bennett and Katy Griffin became the Sidmouth Herald Sharks to swim 60 lengths in a swimathon to raise £407 for Sidmouth Living with Cancer.
Other staff who raised money included: