The Altumate Experience: a year on from running the Sierra Leone Marathon

Running Club

This time last year a team of 20 of us had just crossed the finish line of the Sierra Leone Marathon.

This was an inspiring experience and one we will never forget. The challenge of running 26.2 miles across uneven terrain in 34-degree heat and 87% humidity was something none of us thought we would achieve, yet we all succeeded and the opportunity was made possible by the Altum Foundation and our long-term charity partner Street Child.

On this trip we were able to see first-hand the amazing work Street Child does and visit the Altum Academy which was funded by the previous Altum Experience. It was eye-opening to see where all the funds our team had been raising was going and the impact it would have on the communities within Sierra Leone. Through the incredible support from our clients, candidates, friends, and family we raised over £37,000 for Street Child which has helped them to continue the remarkable work they do.

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We documented the whole experience on film – it has brought back incredible memories which are helping us get through lockdown! 

We hope you enjoy it!