November 2013

Half-ironman Helps the Heroes

Tony Hernon who works for MASS (a Cohort plc company), has raised £2,500 for the charity Help for Heroes.  By completing three gruelling endurance events around Rutland Water, Tony raised sponsorship from friends and colleagues, many of which, like Tony, are ex-armed forces.  The amount raised was matched by Cohort as part of its Charity Support Scheme.
 
In total Tony ran 46km, swam 3.4km and cycled 169km by completing the Dambuster Duathlon, the Dambuster Triathlon and the Vitruvian Triathlon, a half-ironman race.
 
Tony commented “I am delighted to have been sponsored by my company MASS, and by Cohort; the offer of matching the money I raised has helped to spur me on at each event.  I shall now give some serious consideration to the challenge I am going to set myself next year!”
 
Ashley Lane, Managing Director of MASS said “We are proud of Tony’s achievements, and the way in which he tackled the challenge.  Colleagues across the company sponsored him to raise funds for this worthwhile cause - which is close to the hearts of many of our staff.”
 
Andy Thomis, CEO of Cohort plc, said “Many Cohort plc group company employees are actively involved in raising money for charity, often for causes that have a close connection to the work of the group or local communities.  We value these activities and are pleased to match the money Tony has raised for such a worthwhile charity.”
 
Bryn and Emma Parry, co-founders of Help for Heroes, said “The war may be over, but the battles are only just beginning for those lives that have changed in the service of our country, a fight that may last for the rest of their lives.  On behalf of all of us at H4H and all those who we help, thank you to Tony and all involved for choosing to support our Charity.”


Tony Hernon (right) and Andy Thomis (Cohort) presents the cheque to Katie Wilson and Duncan Lingard (left) from Help for Heroes.