Like most kids I was obsessed with Lego, building things on- and off-plan from a young age, even attempting stop-frame animation with the castle set at the age of 9 on a Hi8 video camera.
Skip to 2018 and my friend and fellow Spinal Research ambassador, Eric Keeler, was running across the US; from Lubec, Maine to Santa Monica, California. Over 8 months I illustrated Eric’s journey as a BrickRunner along with one of my own characters, Bear. Slowly, Eric evolved from hand drawn cartoons to a digital mascot.
In May 2019 while fundraising for Berlin Marathon, I started illustrating everyone as their very own BrickRunner as a way of saying thanks to supporters. It wasn’t long before a few people turned into a sponsorship from the National Running Show and a growing community of BrickRunners. In March of 2020, there were over 400 BrickRunners and it was time to launch BrickRunners properly
HOW DOES BRICKRUNNERS WORK WITH CHARITIES
BrickRunners occasionally changes its fundraising goals. Whether that’s to fund a different charity or to meet a fundraising target for a race. Whatever we do, we want to make sure that everything we do has a positive impact on the world around us, through our actions and through our community.
HOW DOES IT WORK
By commissioning a digital character or getting a print done, we’re able to spend more time working on BrickRunners. This allows us to do more charitable projects like supporting Mind for RED January, Miles for Mind with runr and various other initiatives that we have the pleasure or working with. It also means that we can donate time and prizes to help other people with their fundraising.
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