Back in January our head of human resources Steven (Stevie) Thorn turned a certain age that begins with a four and rhymes with naughty. But instead of resting on his laurels and watching an ever expanding waistline Stevie decided to become fitter than ever and in the process raise some money for a good cause.
Stevie decided that in the first year of his 40’s he would compete in 40 separate events in running, cycling and swimming (like a yearlong triathlon) and raise money for Children With Cancer Uk. So far he has done 19 events including the London marathon , The Colour Run and the Tough Mudder and there is still 21 more to come.
Speaking to Stevie he said that he was doing because it was about time there was “less of him to love” and that “rather than having a mid-life crisis I thought I would do something more useful.”
Most people would have done only one of these things but he didn’t want to stop at just one, “having over forty events means that throughout the year instead of just one push for money, it means that I can keep badgering people throughout the year so I can raise more.” So far he has over £2000 pound but he wants to get to a target of £3000 and more, and if you want to donate yourself go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=StevenThorn.
“I would be so grateful if you could help me by donating to a charity which helps in the understanding, prevention and hopefully one day, the cure for all cancers affecting children. No child deserves that, right?”
Stevie has got his 20th event coming up on Sunday which is the London 100. An epic bike ride which starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park goes through to Surrey then coming back and finishing at the Mall. Other events he’s got coming up is the rock and roll marathon in Portugal and the Great South Run and he is hoping to finish his active year with a Santa run in December.