Rob Trup crushes half marathon for Toy Trust

Rob has raised three times his initial target and set a PB – but donations for the Toy Trust are still flooding in

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 12.03.2019 | Business

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Fiesta Craft’s Rob Trup crushed a half marathon this weekend, playing his part in raising funds towards the Toy Trust’s 2019 charity target.

The self-confessed “first-timer” triumphed both in and out of his running trainers, setting a new PB of two hours six minutes over the 13-mile course and raising more than triple his £500 fundraising target.

“I found it tough, but loved the carnival atmosphere of the Big Half and managed to smile all the way, despite the wind and rain,” Rob tells TNP.MEDIA.  

Smiling all the way

“The Toy Trust is a fabulous and essential cause that I am proud to support. Just so you know, 100 per cent of funds raised for the Toy Trust reach the people who need it – every penny goes to children's charities, as all administration costs are covered by the British Toy and Hobby Association," Rob adds.

“Massive thanks to everyone’s support and those who donated to the Toy Trust. It is all really appreciated and is a fantastic cause. Not too late!”
Rob’s charity pot currently sit at £1,700, but further donations to such a worthy cause are always welcome. 

If you want to support Rob, click here.

Rob was joined by fellow toy industry “not a runner” Jacqueline Taylor-Foo, MD of Melissa and Doug, who is also raising money for the Toy Trust and Fence Club, fuelled by “sheer determination”. Her page is here.

Rob and Jacqueline

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