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 Marketing Team Covers 1000 Miles to Raise Funds for Local Causes

Marketing Team Covers 1000 Miles to Raise Funds for Local Causes

Leicestershire based marketing agency, Mocha Marketing, recently took on the huge challenge of covering 1000 miles over the month of April for local charities Hope Against Cancer and Bodie Hodges Foundation. Not a team to shy away from hard work, they rose to the challenge and raised an impressive £1617, far exceeding their original fundraising target of £1000!


The Mocha Marketing team walked, ran and cycled their way through April in a bid to hit the 1000-mile mark, tracking their miles on the fitness app Strava as they went. A challenge as it was, the Mocha Marketing team really had to ‘step up’ when they ended up two team members down due to unforeseen circumstances, leaving an extra 222 miles to cover between them.

Never ones to admit defeat, the team kept going, eventually reaching the 1000-mile mark on the 29th April, a day ahead of target. Thanks to the team’s friends, family and the local business community including Flannery Plant Hire, Interiors By Design, Danny Sullivan Group, VGC and Quattro Plant, who were among the generous donors who helped Mocha hit their fundraising target, Hope Against Cancer and Bodie Hodges Foundation have received some much-needed funds that will go towards their incredible work. 

Hope Against Cancer are Leicestershire and Rutland’s own cancer research charity, who fund cutting edge research and make clinical trials available to local people. Hope Against Cancer have funded over 60 research projects since their incorporation in 2003.

Bodie Hodges Foundation was founded by a family who sadly experienced the death of their beautiful 10-month-old son, Bodie. Bodie Hodges Foundation was founded in 2012 to help support families who have been bereaved of a child of any age and to promote organ donation. 

The team at Mocha Marketing hold these causes very close to their hearts and work closely with both in a personal and professional capacity, with Founder, Gemma Orton on the board of trustees for Bodie Hodges Foundation. It was a no brainer for them to support both with this challenge. 

Chloe Dennis, Managing Director of the leading marketing agency based in Leicestershire, said:

“We are thrilled to have not only reached but exceeded the fundraising target for these two incredible causes and we cannot thank our family, friends, clients and business community enough for their generosity.”

“Hope Against Cancer and Bodie Hodges Foundation are both amazing local charities, extremely close to our hearts and we wanted to give something back for the incredible work they do.”

“Getting to 1000 miles in a month turned out to a much bigger challenge than any of us expected, especially with two team members down. We are so proud of the team who threw their all into this challenge, never wavering even through the sore legs and blisters!”


Nick Hodges, Founder of Bodie Hodges Foundation, said

“This is a fantastic achievement that required a huge amount of dedication. We thank the Mocha team from the bottom of our hearts for helping us during such a difficult time. This will make such a huge difference to so many families. Thank you again for your ongoing and loyal support in helping us to continue to fund vital life-saving cancer research right here in Leicester!”

Nigel Rose, CEO of Hope Against Cancer, said:

“What an amazing effort from Team Mocha, we cannot thank you enough for your efforts and kind donations!”

To find out more about Mocha Marketing, please visit their website: and to see how you can get involved in supporting these two causes, please visit their websites:

Hope Against Cancer:
Bodie Hodges Foundation:

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