Race is on to raise £25,000 for Together For Cinema

posted on Friday, 4th February 2022 by Steve May

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Chris Pinder from HDAnywhere and OneAV is taking on the legendary Marathon des Sables, a gruelling, 250km multi-stage endurance race in one of the world's most inhospitable environments, the Sahara, hoping to raise £25,000 for Together for Cinema.

Soon to become a registered charity, Together For Cinema is an AV industry good cause enterprise whose main focus is to design and install home cinema rooms in children’s hospices and other deserving venues across the UK.

“Known as the toughest footrace on earth, I’ll be running the equivalent of six marathons over six days in more than 50C heat in the Sahara Desert, carrying everything I need on my back,” says Pinder.

“I want to wear as many logos from industry brands - yes, even competitors - as I can fit on my clothing and rucksack to help raise as much money as I can. I just really want to help T4C roll out special cinemas to as many children’s hospices and respite centres as possible. Because I believe that places where children are going to spend some poorly days… possibly even their final days… should be as wonderful and as perfect as we can make them! Whether that's snuggling down with parents to watch their favourite movie or cheering on their favourite team - thanks to T4C thousands of children with life-limiting conditions, plus their families and carers get to enjoy the escapism of an awesome big screen cinema in a safe environment.”

The challenge will be enormous, says Together For Cinema’s Ian Morrish. “To go from an occasional jogger to an extreme marathon athlete in six months is incredible. And, to do all this to support Together For Cinema and help give back to our community is amazing.”

It’s hoped that Pinder’s effort will help deliver six more cinema rooms to children’s hospices in the UK this year.

“He will see the very real difference that he has made to the children, their families, their carers and the staff at these very special places in the coming months,” says Morrish, “and the huge difference that he will make. I am in awe of what he is doing!”

The race will take place from 27 March - 2 April 2022. To get behind this amazing initiative and contribute to Chris’s fundraising page click here for General Sponsorship or click here for Corporate Sponsorship.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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