Exol continues fundraising initiative

Exol Lubricants has recently donated £250 towards ‘The Rights Runners’ who are running the Cardiff 10k to raise money for The Fragile X society, a charity dedicated to providing information and support, and encouraging research into those affected by Fragile X Syndrome.

‘The Rights Runners’ team, consisting of six employees from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, will race on 3 September 2017 in Cardiff city centre and are now in preparation for the challenge ahead.

Fragile X is a genetic disease and is the most common inherited cause of learning disabilities affecting one in 4000 males and one in 8000 females. It can cause a wide range of difficulties with learning, as well as social, language, attentional, emotional, and behavioural problems.

The Fragile X Society aims to raise awareness of the condition and support affected families by bringing them together and providing much-needed help and information regarding international research.

The charity is largely supported by volunteers and receives no money from the government and therefore has to rely solely on donations to pay for its work.

Steve Dunn, Exol sales director, said: "We’re pleased that we have this opportunity to donate towards this incredibly important cause. We wish ‘The Rights Runners’ luck on the day and look forward to hearing about their success.”

The Exol team has raised more than £1300 for a number of charity initiatives over the past year including The Brain Tumour Charity and the Alex Hulme Foundation through Exol’s healthy living initiative.

Those wishing to donate towards this worthy cause can do so here: http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ehrcwalesrunners