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Challenge Rosy

Challenge Completed!

Archive: 2015

This summer our NPD technologist Rosy will be taking part in multiple running events throughout the South West to raise money for local charities on behalf of the bakery. Rosy is an avid runner and has taken part in numerous races including on in Bangkok! These challenges are not only helping to raise vital funds for our selected charities but they are also helping Rosy to reach her goal of completing her first ever marathon.


Rosy has been busy training since the challenges were set, spending the evenings running along the Downs in Bristol with her canine companion Ben. She has also been taking part in other exercise like Squash and Taekwondo to help with race preparations.


If you have any suggestions for events that you would like to 'Challenge Rosy' to or any charities you would like us to fund raise for, please contact us.


Upcoming Event

Challenge Six: Bristol to Bath Marathon

Date: Sunday 25th October, 9:30am

Charity: Children's Hospice South West

Bristol to Bath Marathon - CHSW


Fundraising Goal: £150

CHSW provide hospice care for children with life limiting conditions and operate three hospices: North Somerset, North Devon and Mid-Cornwall. The bakery were lucky enough to be asked to support this charity with their Glow in the Park event earlier this year and wanted to do a little bit extra for them. The CHSW organise lots of fundraising events throughout the year including the very popular 5K Colour Runs. If you would like to donate to this charity please visit our Just Giving page.


Past Events

Challenge One: Bristol 10K

Date: Sunday 31st May, 9:30am

Charity: International Refugee Trust

Fundraising Goal: £150

Total Raised: £254

Bristol 10k - IRT


Progress Report: Rosy finished the race in 52 minutes. It was a tough run as she had been unwell the week before but was very happy to cross the finish line and even more so to raise money for the IRT. Thank you to everyone who donated and well done to everyone who took part in the 10k. It was a very popular event with lots of runners making there way down to the harbourside & the weather behaved itself for the most part. 


Challenge Two: North Devon Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 28th June, 10:00am

Charity: Frenchay After Burns Children's Club

Fundraising Goal: £150

FAB is an independent charity whose aim is to provide ongoing support to burn injured young people through to adulthood. The work that FAB do is made possible by donations, sponsorship and fundraising events.

Total Raised: £259

North Devon Half Marathon - FAB Club


Progress Report: Rosy finished the run in 2 hours and 18 minutes and says it was the hardest run that she has done to date due to the varying terrain. She was supported on the day by her family and friends in Devon and hopes that her remaining challenges will be easy by comparison. We managed to raise almost double our initial fundraising goal, and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated to the charity and support Rosy. Well done to all the other runners that took part.


Challenge Three: London Vitality British 10k

Date: Sunday 12th July, 9:30am

Charity: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Fundraising Goal: £150

The WAA is a local charity that relies solely on donations and sponsorship to continue to provide a free of charge service to the public of the best medical care. If you would like to donate to this charity please visit our Just Giving page.

Total Raised: £225

Vitality 10k - WAA


Progress Report: Rosy finished the run in 56 minutes and says that the race was really enjoyable. She got to take in the sites of Big Ben and the houses of Parliament whilst running through the streets of London. She was supported on the day by her friend Keshia and got to treated to a well earned drink afterwards.We managed to raise over our initial fundraising goal, and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and supported Rosy. Well done to all the other runners that took part. On to the next one!


Challenge Four: The DB Max Portishead Sprint Triathlon

Date: Saturday 15th August, 8:30am

Charity: Muscular Dystrophy UK & Auzair's Fast Track Research Fund

Fundraising Goal: £150

Auzair's Fast Track Research Fund was set up by the Arshad family to raise funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy for their son Auzair who was diagnosed with the condition at the age of four. Since 2010, the family have been fundraising by hosting and participating in events. Their largest annual event, an authentic Indian banquet, raises on average £12,000 in one evening.

Total Raised: £79

DB Max Sprint Triathlon - Muscular Dystrophy UK


Progress Report: Rosy finished the triathlon in 2 hours and 3 minutes and was very pleased to finish. Having only recently learnt to swim and only ridden a bike a handful of times, the Team at MB HQ are very proud of Rosy and what she has accomplished. The weather was perfect for the event and Rosy was cheered over the finish line by our Sales Director Ben. With four challenges under her belt Rosy is smashing her way through her summer Challenges and is coming ever closer to the big one - The Bristol to Bath Marathon. 


Challenge Five: The Bristol Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 13th September

Charity: International Refugee Trust

Fundraising Goal: £150

The IRT provide medical care, homes food & education to refugees and individuals displaced in Jordan, South Sudan, Thailand and Uganda. During her years in Thailand, Rosy heard first-hand accounts of how individuals and their families are affected by displacement. Because of this, the charity's goals and objectives are very close to Rosy's heart. If you would like to donate any money to this charity please visit our Just Giving page

Total Raised: £173.37


Progress report: Rosy finished the Half Marathon in an official time of 2 hours and 12 minutes and was very happy to cross the finish line. She was a little nervous before the race began but once she got into her stride and had her running music on blast the 13 miles quickly disappeared. Rosy was cheered on by her boyfriend and Jessica, then treated to a winners brunch afterwards. She is now enjoying a holiday in China before her grueling training schedule begins for the Bristol to Bath Marathon.