Abacus team weathers heat to support Young Epilepsy charity


Andrew Williams, Bob Gibbs and Jon Nock representing Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions have successfully completed the British 10k in London to raise funds for the Young Epilepsy charity.

Starting at Wellington Arch, the team ran in sweltering conditions past several famous landmarks including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and finishing next to Trafalgar Square.

They ran to raise donations for the Young Epilepsy charity which tackles epilepsy with children and young people across the UK.

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It delivers diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation as well as research, specialist education, a helpline and national outreach services.

Abacus supplies and supports a power-assisted Gemini height adjustable platform bath at its campus in Lingfield, Surrey.

Out of 15,000 entrants, official results show Jon finished in 1,743th place with a time of 00:50:38, Andy crossed the line in 3,214th place on 00:55:50 and Bob finished at 00:55:51 in 3,220th place.

Andrew Williams, Abacus marketing manager, commented: “I have run a half marathon previously and play competitive cricket however I have never run a 10k race before, especially in that heat.

“It was tough as I was carrying a back injury but running with Bob and Jon, plus the support from the charity pushed me on.

“It was a really memorable experience and would like to thank everyone who has donated to our final total of £750 – it will make a significant difference to lots of young people living with Young Epilepsy.”

Martha Knight, fundraising co-ordinator for Young Epilepsy, joined several supporters from the charity on Embankment at the eight kilometre mark near Westminster Bridge.

She concluded: “Thank you so much Abacus for representing us; you continue to be incredible ambassadors for our charity.”

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