Running Through Hull's Streets to Help Children in Africa

Running Through Hull's Streets to Help Children in Africa

Many of our engineers and team members enjoy keeping fit, and all of them also love a good challenge. This combination is ideal when a charity event pops up that requires large amounts of dedication and stamina, such as the Hull 10K.

This well-organised run started down Alfred Gelder Street in Hull City Centre and passed over Drypool Bridge, which has very recently been repainted in honour of Hull-born John Venn, the inventor of the Venn diagram, and then on to historic areas such as Lowgate in the Old Town.

OSL was there in both body and spirit, with over half a dozen team members running the course and others cheering them on. Together they ran in aid of Under the Mango Tree, a charity that builds playgrounds and other facilities for underprivileged children in Kenya. This worthy cause was suggested by Process Engineer Antoinette Magadi, who has been involved in their fundraising efforts for years.

Administrator Judith Moore, who also took part, said: ”It was brilliant to see so many coworkers come together to run through Hull’s beautiful streets. OSL raised £245 through the Hull 10K, which will make a huge difference to a crucial charity.”

OSL regularly hosts events and activities in aid of charitable organisations. From a weekly dress-down Friday in aid of Children with Cancer, to baking cakes to raise funds for Macmillan, everyone in Senior Management is very proud of our proactive and selfless teams.

As for the runners, it probably won’t be long before they’re back in their trainers to support another cause.