Passionate About … Charity Running!

English Lakes employs passionate people! Passionate about going the extra mile for our guests. This usually comes from a good work-life balance which allows time for other interests and hobbies. This time we visit The Midland, Morecambe…

Sarah Mason, Senior Chef de Partie, has prepared sumptuous pastries for our guests at The Midland since 2010 and has seen Afternoon Tea at The Midland soaring in popularity. When not in the kitchen at The Midland, Sarah competes in runs and extreme walking challenges. She has trained for numerous events such as local 10K runs, obstacle courses and The Great North run, which she has completed four times. Now, however, she has set herself an even greater challenge.

Afternoon Tea at The Midland

Afternoon Tea at The Midland

Tell us about your latest challenge?

“On Saturday, 24th May I will ‘look walk’ as part of the London 2 Brighton challenge. This event will see around 3,000 people tackling various distances at their own pace. We have chosen the ultimate challenge – 100 km”!

Sarah, second from right, after one of her recent challenges.

Sarah, second from right, after one of her recent challenges.

You say ‘we’, who are you competing with?

“I am doing the challenge with Sally Duncan, a former colleague from The Midland. Sally has a hereditary eye condition called Stargardt disease which is the young persons form of macular degeneration and means that Sally is registered blind. I will support Sally and ‘be her eyes’ and together we will tackle the 100 km, raising money for Guide Dogs UK as we go”.

Sally and Sarah in the kitchen at The Midland.   (the olympic torch lent by a Midland guest)

Sally and Sarah in the kitchen at The Midland. (the olympic torch lent by a guest)

Sarah’s colleagues at The Midland are fully behind her endeavours. The hotel has a regular guest who is registered blind and who, along with her golden retriever guide dog, Alex, is very much part of The Midland family.

Sarah and Sally are already in training for the long and arduous walk, which they have a maximum of 33 hours to complete. However, the plucky pair is hoping to complete the 100 km challenge in less than 24 hours.

If you would like to support Sarah and Sally and help them raise money for the Guide DogS UK, please donate here.

Are you as passionate as us?

We have many other Passionate People working at English Lakes.

Learn more about our Passionate People

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