While being at the helm of a successful vehicle repair franchise keeps Mark Llewellyn fairly busy, the managing director has still found time to raise money for Children with Cancer
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Running a business means having a full plate of things to do. However, some franchisors go the extra mile by raising money for worthy causes. One of those people is Mark Llewellyn, managing director of Revive! UK, the vehicle repair franchise, who’s finished his 20th fundraising race. Having completed the Draycote Water Half Marathon, Llewellyn has raised over £20,000 for the charity Children with Cancer.
Having completed the Draycote Water Half Marathon, Llewellyn has raised over £20,000 for the charity Children with Cancer. This isn’t the first time he’s pounded the pavement in the name of a good cause: he’s taken part in the London marathon three times and the Great North Run four times.
And given that the managing director was a professional rugby player in a previous life, it’s hardly a surprise that Llewellyn is serious about staying in shape.“Sport and exercise has always played a big part in my life,” he said. “Keeping fit is very important to both physical and mental health and being able to raise money for such a worthwhile charity helps keep me motivated too. Running gives me time to clear my mind and prepare for the day ahead. I enjoy the solitude of training and the madness and camaraderie of participating in group runs.”
Even though raising money for charities is good in itself, there are plenty of reasons for other franchisors to take a leaf out of Llewellyn's book. Not only can it help people in need but activating employees and franchisees to raise money for others can build camaraderie among employees and help boost the company’s brand too.
Staying fit, establishing a great work culture and helping others? They sound like good reasons to lace up your running shoes and put your best foot forward.