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This years Mental Health Awareness campaign focused on a theme of getting outside to improve our mental and physical health.  When ROC encouraged our employees to get outside and share their individual experiences, we learnt about an exceptional member of our team….

Paul Smith, ROCMEP Site Manager, founded a running group ‘Pound Hill Pounders’ during the COVID pandemic: a free running group in his local town to encourage local people to get outside and do something positive for their mental and physical well-being.

During the tough lockdowns, Paul recognised that sometimes getting out for a run and a chat was all he needed to clear his head and make a good start to the day.  Creating the local group meant that individuals could find a running buddy without breaking any government guidelines.

Paul says, “the reaction has been overwhelming and we have formed a huge support network, from beginners celebrating their “Couch to 5K” challenge, new friendships and a growing community exchanging expertise. As a group, we are really excited about what our future holds!”

During the month of May, Paul took on a personal challenge where he ran an incredible total of 500km over the month, raising money for the charity Mind, a charity close to his heart.

And it doesn’t stop there…. in June, he will be joining some of his colleagues as they take on the Brighton Half Marathon.

Through all of this, Paul has certainly shown ROC’s core values on a daily basis:

  • Commit and deliver
  • Belief in our product
  • Achieve something every day
  • I have your back

Well done, Paul!

If you are local to Crawley, West Sussex, and wish to join Pound Hill Pounders, get in touch with Paul (click here).

Brighton Half Marathon fundraiser

Brighton half marathonROCMEP has entered a team to take part in the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday 27th June. As one of the longest established and most popular races in the UK it is a significant fundraising event for many worthy charities and causes.

Our chosen charity this year is Rockinghorse, a Brighton-based charity set up to improve healthcare services for sick and disadvantaged babies, children and teenagers. The charity provides life-saving and cutting-edge rocking-horse-charitymedical equipment and services to ensure that all young people are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.

Our aim is to run for fun, whilst raising money for such a worthy cause. If you are able to donate, please visit our JustGiving Page.

Let’s get running and donating!

ROCMEP runs for the Alzheimer’s Society

ROC MEP has entered a team to take part in The Grand Brighton Half Marathon, one of the most popular races in the UK and a significant fundraising event for many worthy charities and causes. 2020 will mark 30 years of the event!

Our chosen charity this year is Alzheimer’s Society; the only UK charity funding research into the cause, treatment, care and prevention of dementia. Unit the day they find a cure, they’ll be there to support anyone affected, whoever they are, whatever they’re going through.

By joining Team Alzheimer’s Society, we will be part of the movement to help end dementia. One person develops dementia every three minutes and too many face it alone, therefore, any support will help find a cure and achieve a vision of a world without dementia.


Our aim is to run for fun, whilst raising money for such a worthy cause.  If you are able to donate any value, please click here to visit our JustGiving Page. Once donated, your money will go directly to the charity

ROC runs for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sunny skies and fantastic supporters made for a great day in Brighton for the Half Marathon.

ROC Runners - Brighton Half Marathon

A team of “ROC Runners” took part in the Brighton Half Marathon to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support; a fantastic charity who want to make a real difference. Cancer can affect everything; your body, your relationships, your money, everything. But they are there to help people live life, no matter what. Macmillan give them the support they need to hold on to who they are and what’s important.

We raised a massive £2,525.00 (252% of our target!) 

Thank you so much to everyone who donated; it means a great deal and we are so happy to make the transfer to Macmillan Cancer Support.

We are now busy planning other events for the year, such as the London to Brighton Bike Ride.