In February, we ran our first ever #OurOfficeHero competition where we asked you to nominate the people who make your office a brilliant place to work.
Thank you so much to everybody that entered the competition via Twitter, it was fantastic to hear about all your colleagues who make your workplace enjoyable.
After much deliberation, we’re delighted to announce that our winner of the #OurOfficeHero competition is…
Toby Saxby from Brighton!
19-year-old Toby is an apprentice accountant at Bainbridge Lewis – he was nominated by company owner Gail Bainbridge because he’s running the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 6th April in aid of children’s charity CLIC Sargent.
As our first #OurOfficeHero, we wanted to get to know Toby a little bit better – what better way to do that than a quick Q&A?
Congratulations Toby! How do you like your iPad 2 prize for being named #OurOfficeHero?
I am loving the iPad 2 – it’s such an awesome piece of tech. It’s been really useful in helping me strike a balance between leisure and work – so thank you!
Is Brighton Marathon your first ever marathon?
Yes it’s my first marathon, but I’ve completed both the Brighton Half Marathon and 10km so far, both with good times. I’m really looking forward to the marathon, just praying for sunshine!
What time are you hoping to achieve?
I’m looking at a competitive 3 hours 30 minutes.
Wow, good luck! How have you been preparing?
I’ve been taking part in 10km races since last August and have been training every week, progressing the distance weekly to get myself in shape for the marathon.
Why did you choose to run for CLIC Sargent?
Many years ago, my brother was diagnosed with Leukaemia and CLIC Sargent both supported him and us as a family throughout his treatment. They really went the extra mile to help us out.
What’s your fundraising target and how much have you raised so far?
My target was £500 but I’ve actually raised £547 to date – so I’ve bumped the target up to £750 prior to the race hoping to get more donations!
We hope you’ll join us in wishing Toby the best of luck for the Brighton Marathon on Sunday! If you’d like to donate to CLIC Sargent – a fantastic charity – and help Toby hit his £750 target, you’ll find his Just Giving page here: www.justgiving.com/toby-Saxby