Charity fund-raisers from Mattioli Woods are on their marks as they prepare for a marathon test of stamina and endurance.
Two teams representing the company will line up alongside dozens of other competitors for the TwentyTwenty challenge on September 29.
The event – at Rutland Water – features a 10-mile walk or run, 15 miles of cycling and one mile of rowing in a canoe.
It will raise much-needed cash for disadvantaged and disengaged young people to help them gain employment and independent living.
Taking part will be chief operating officer Mark Smith, section manager Patrick Sanderson, client operations director Alan Cowan and Nicole Johnson.
Nicole is a client relationship manager (CRM) and daughter of executive assistant Anne Johnson, who had originally hoped to take part in the event.
The four will form the Practically Pensions team and will be joined in the starting blocks by Mattioli Woods’ other competitors, the Potential Pensioners.
This will comprise of CRMs Eoin Greenwood, Thomas Cooley, Kyle Morrish, Jai Patel and Rory Chandler.
Both are hoping to raise as much as possible for TwentyTwenty, an organisation a number of the company’s apprentices have already supported by providing mentoring to young people.
To get the ball rolling, the Potential Pensioners have already collected £70 through a competition in which colleagues had to guess the number of sweets in a jar.
The two teams are continuing their training in the build-up to the big day, but you can back them by pledging your donations here: