Fastest Marathon Dressed As a Camera
As one of the leading photography and videography companies in the UK, Splento works with many amazing charities on a regular basis: Bloodwise, Photovoice, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Paul Brame Foundation, Gift of Life, Charity: Water, British Heart Foundation, Guide Dogs, Hospice Angelus.
We have been looking for a way to thank them, help them raise more money and of course raise awareness about all the great causes they support.
Such an opportunity presented itself last year, when our CEO, Roman Grigoriev, got a place to run the London Marathon. Setting up a fundraising page is a good start, but we wanted to do something special.
Bearing in mind that we deliver edited photos to our clients on average within 21 hours (500+ TrustPilot ratings will attest to it), setting a Guinness World Record as the Fastest Camera to run a Marathon idea naturally popped into our heads.
Off we went to build this massive costume, which should have enough space to fit the logos of the charities we support and it’s finally ready.
Roman went for a maiden run on 7 April 2019. Looking good!
We'll be shooting a film about this little adventure, so please stay tuned. In the meantime, we encourage you to support our wonderful charities. Please donate, share this page or our posts on Facebook & LinkedIn. Every little helps!
A few words about the wonderful charities, their causes and why they matter so much.
Bloodwise - the leading blood cancer research charity with donations go to developing better tests, funding research for cures, for every type of blood cancer, providing expert information and practical support for everyone affected by blood cancer. You can donate by following this link: https://bloodwise.org.uk/donate
British Heart Foundation funds research to beat heartbreak from heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors, with the main focus on funding cardiovascular research. You can donate by following this link: https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/donate/donate-form
charity: water is a non-profit organization that provides drinking water to people in developing countries, focusing on providing rural communities with their first access to clean water. You can donate by following this link: https://uk.charitywater.org/donate
Gift of Life is a leading children’s cancer foundation, which works to help young patients in Russian hospitals to beat cancer. You can donate by following this link: https://www.giftoflife.eu/donate/donate-now/5/credit-card
Guide Dogs helps blind and partially sighted people across the UK through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services. You can donate by following this link: https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/donate-now/
Hospice Angelus is the leading provider of palliative care services in Moldova, offering care and support to children and adults suffering from cancer and other incurable illnesses through medical, social and psycho-emotional care. You can donate by following this link: https://hospice.md
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health by addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. You can donate by following this link: https://uk.movember.com/get-involved/donate
Pancreatic Cancer UK is a charity on a mission to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer by supporting those affected by the disease, investing in research, lobbying for greater recognition of pancreatic cancer, and being there for everyone involved in the fight. You can donate by following this link: https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/donate/single-donation/
Paul Brame Foundation is a charitable foundation that raises money to raise awareness of cancer in young adults. You can donate by following this link: https://paulbramefoundation.com/cart/
Photovoice promotes the ethical use of photography for positive social change, by delivering innovative participatory photography projects for socially excluded groups. You can donate by following this link: https://photovoice.org/donate-to-photovoice/
PETA - The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation is a UK-based charity dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. You can donate by following this link: https://secure.peta.org.uk/page/16533/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=I19DWXXXXXXXXX
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