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Steve and Riana Cook raise more than £1,000 for RPT!

Steve and Riana Cook raise more than £1,000 for RPT!

Congratulations to TYR's Steve and his daughter Riana, who conquered the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) yesterday.

After weeks of training and preparation, Steve and Riana took to the Galloway Mountains in Scotland to complete their fundraising challenge, raising more than £1,000 for the Trust's work with freelancers.

Racing across 420km of remote Scottish wilderness over two days, the duo exceeded their own expectations, crossing the finish line much earlier than planned. Sarah Giaziri, Kate Garner and Valentine Gavard from RPT were there to greet them shortly after - a bit late but still deeply grateful.

Just days ago, Steve was in Iraq with news teams covering the Mosul offensive but he flew back home to compete in the event. He said: "Whether it’s providing grants towards freelance safety training or financial support during times of crisis, the Trust's work is vital to the news industry. With that in mind, I will always do what I can to support them."

Although Steve and Riana have now reached their target, you can still donate to their JustGiving page here


Image credits: Sharon Cook and Kate Garner 

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