Ten stride out to complete half marathon for children’s charity

by Tracey Heath



Published on 11th October 2022

Well done to a team from Optimum Professional Services who boosted the funds of our favourite charity by stepping out for a half marathon.

A group of ten walked or – in two cases – ran a 13.5 mile route along the Ridgeway Trail, from Liddington to Avebury, in aid of Youth Adventure Trust, which supports vulnerable young people throughout Swindon and Wiltshire.

This is the second consecutive year Optimum have supported the charity, and altogether we have so far raised in excess of £4,000 – the half marathon alone should bring in around £1,000.

We support a charity every year, with a range of fundraising events. Our big-hearted team also helps other good causes, including Swindon Food Collective and Red Nose Day.

Taking part from Optimum were directors Michael Blaken, Tracey Heath and Rob Stokes, along with Liz Grange, Clair Stenning, Claire Presdee and Tracey Alexander. Also joining in were the partners of some of the participants: Colin King, Julian Presdee and Gary Alexander.

We were blessed with very good weather, which made the event all the more pleasurable. We are really enjoying supporting Youth Adventure Trust, which does such a great job in helping vulnerable young people to unlock their potential and lead positive lives in the future.

If you would like to work with a team who really care about the community we live and work in, why not check out the openings we have on our careers page.

Next post...

Mini Budget ‘U-Turn Update’

Welcome to our brief summary of the latest from Number 10’s Fiscal Team following the large overturn of the mini budget from last month – executed by recently instated Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt.

Read more


Previous post...

Optimum sponsors Business Against Homelessness in Swindon

We proud to have become a corporate sponsor of Business Against Homelessnes, run by Swindon charity Threshold.

Read more

Stay up to date