Ziath Support World Record-Setting Challenge for Charity
10 Jan 2021
Ziath is proud to have sponsored athlete Ben Blowes on his incredible ‘31 Stars’ Guinness World Record-setting challenge to run 31 marathons in 31 consecutive days.
Ben was running in support of Tom’s Trust, a UK charity which provides physical and emotional support to young people with life-threatening conditions. Originally aiming to raise £31,000 over the course of the 31 day marathon attempt, the event actually raised more than £131,000, a phenomenal amount which will help the charity to deliver support to more than 150 children and young people during 2021.
Ziath sponsored Ben’s final run, on New Year’s Eve, with a donation in recognition of the vital work Tom’s Trust performs in and around Cambridgeshire. Ziath employees Matthew Coteman and Avash Anderson also ran with Ben for 5k and 10K respectively to show their support and keep the cash rolling in. Covid-19 restrictions meant that Avash was unable to join the event in person, but he made sure he put in the miles in around his garden! Ziath Managing Director, Neil Benn, said “We are proud to have supported Tom’s Trust and delighted that two of our team were able to make such a splendid physical contribution to the success of Ben Blowes’ challenge.”
Jessica Wilde from Tom’s Trust said: “Ziath’s incredible support towards Ben and to our Tom’s Trust Children and Families is really, really appreciated. Thank you so very much. The 31 Stars journey has been an immense one for Ben, Tom’s Trust and the families who have been supported by the challenge. We are very glad that Ziath could be a part of this incredible journey.”