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Knauf runs for Walking With The Wounded

Knauf runs for Walking With The Wounded

Knauf is continuing its fundraising efforts for Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) by tackling the picturesque Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday, September 24th.

A team of eight Knauf employees will join two WWTW beneficiaries in running the gruelling 13.1 mile course across the stunning scenery of the Windsor Great Park grounds, in the shadow of Windsor Castle.

Some Knauf employees, including Head of Marketing, Paul Chandler, are returning to take on the challenge again after accomplishing the feat in 2016.

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This follows the recent excursion by Knauf in the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest event in London, where seven employees assisted in raising further funds for the charity.

Team member and Business Development Manager for Knauf, Graham Chenoweth, said he had the pleasure of meeting WWTW’s Sean Cook and Dom Hardy who were an inspiration to be around.

“Sean and Dom, who took part in the challenge, are absolutely top blokes and a credit to a fantastic charity,” Graham adds. “They told us about their life experience and the gap between life as a soldier and civilian life. In my opinion, this is something that we all need to make sure is an easy transition.”

The Survival of the Fittest event saw the Knauf team challenged across numerous obstacles in a race to the finish line outside London’s Wembley Stadium.

“The race was all about teamwork, grit and determination and the whole team was fantastic,” Graham said.

All the money raised will help fund WWTW, which supports vulnerable veterans in integrating back into society and gaining independence following their time in the armed forces.

WWTW has been designated as Knauf’s charitable partner for 2017 which has so far seen the company raise over £3000 (including gift aid) from several events.

To find out more about these events, read the blog here: http://www.knauf.co.uk/news/donations-roll-in-for-knauf-charity-events-827

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