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Unless you’re a nightshift worker, getting to your offices for midnight is not the norm. However, that’s exactly what 27 of our staff members did on Friday 24th June.

Led by Amy O’Keeffe, Director of CTT Accountancy, and Lucy Miles, Practice Manager of Private Client, the team set out for a Midnight Walking Marathon, raising funds for the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Our walkers embarked on a 26.2 miles route (a full marathon distance) around Leamington Spa and finished back at their starting point of Gables House in the early hours of Saturday 25th June.

It might seem like a big undertaking after a full day’s work but the gang were driven by their target of raising a mighty £10,000 for a much-needed cause.

It all started when a long-time CTT employee and valued Private Client Advisor, Kinga Musialik, visited Poland. Whilst there, she met Ukrainian refugees and heard many heart-wrenching stories. Those she met had been fortunate enough to escape the misery of the war in Ukraine, but many of them had loved ones who were still there, enduring unimaginable terror, constant airstrikes, kidnapping and torture.

Staff at CTT Group were incredibly moved by this and it sparked a fire in us to do as much as we could to help the crisis in Ukraine.

Initially, Lucy and Amy had the idea for the Midnight Marathon and presumed they’d be walking it by themselves. ‘We did not expect to have 25 people wanting to join us which was really encouraging and motivating,’ Amy explained. ‘What a good job it was that we did have the others join us as it was definitely the team spirit and positive attitude all around which kept us going!’

We’re extremely proud of our fundraisers and couldn’t be more grateful for all the support and donations, meaning we have raised an incredible £10,000 for the British Red Cross. They have a network of phenomenal staff and volunteers who are uniquely placed to deliver emergency help in Ukraine.

If you also wish to make a donation to this essential cause, you can do so here.