22 Sep 2015

We’re gearing up for the MRBA Fundraising Week – join us!

We’re raising money for the Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA), who provide financial assistance and support to anyone who works or has worked in market research and to their immediate families. Our team is pledging miles – running, swimming, walking or cycling – as part of the MRBA Fundraising Week 2015. The Research Academy will donate £1 for each mile completed during the challenge week, which runs from 19-23 October 2015.

The majority of researchers that the MRBA supports are junior researchers who often lack a financial cushion then things go wrong. Since many of our MRS Advanced Certificate students are near the start of their careers, this is especially relevant to us at the Research Academy. As of 22 September, we’ve gathered three pledges and are looking for more:

  • Programme Administrator Paula is a swimmer and a walker. She’s pledging to swim 5 kilometres and walk 35 kilometres.
  • Programme Manager Siavush as a runner is pledging 20K
  • Managing Director Mia as a cyclist is pledging 60K.

So… if you’re a Research Academy student or supporter and want to pledge miles, please get in touch and ask Paula for more information! The more miles we all pledge, the more money we’ll raise to support researchers who have fallen on hard times.