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White Light Runners Raise £1000+ for Light Relief Charity

White Light Runners Raise £1000+ for Light Relief Charity
White Light Runners Raise £1000+ for Light Relief Charity

UK - A team from entertainment lighting specialist White Light recently took on a 10k running challenge to raise money for Light Relief, the industry charity that provides support for lighting professionals in extreme hardship. Dubbed ‘Team White Light’ - the group of 22 runners raised more than £1000 for their efforts in completing the Richmond River Run in March of 2014. The challenge was a full team effort with participants of all skill levels from across White Light departments including hire, sales, events, technical service, operations, rigging and marketing.

On the day, top runners from White Light were dispatch supervisor Steve Smith, hire co-ordinator Josh Yard, and business development director Richard Wilson.

An avid runner, Wilson along with marketing manager Fanny Saint-Pasteur set up the challenge as a team activity and recruited colleagues to join the cause. "We started out as only a few and quickly became more than 20," said Saint-Pasteur. "The entire company and many in the industry were excited to see us take on the 10k and were eager to support us. It was a fantastic effort by all!"

Wilson added "The fundraising response was just brilliant and we were very glad to continue our support of the important work carried out by Light Relief." White Light has a long history with Light Relief, supporting the organisation over the years with regular donations and special projects such as the White Light iPhone App, holiday donations in lieu of the company’s Christmas card budget, and participation in bi-annual PLASA Golf Days. White Light’s support of Light Relief is just one of many ways the company re-invests in the creative industries, providing sponsorship in the form of donations and production support for a number of charity events and non-profit industry organisations every year.

Individuals and companies can still donate to the cause online through the Team White Light Just Giving page: Donations will close at the end of business on Friday April 4, 2014.

In picture: Team White Light sporting race day t-shirts which were sponsored by Premier Print.

1st April 2014

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