Slow And Steady Loses Money, Gets You Fired

From the Guardian U.K.:

Lloyd Scott, 49, who worked as director of fundraising at Action for Kids, endured vomiting and cramps as he dragged his Brian the Snail costume – from the Magic Roundabout – around the course. He had hoped to raise at least £100,000, but managed only £20,000.

He was given notice 11 days after he finished the event at the end of May – when he “hadn’t physically recovered”.

Scott dragged the costume around London for 26 days. The article goes on: “[Scott] said Action for Kids distancing itself from his attempt to crawl the London Marathon was particularly disappointing.”

To summarize: after nearly a month spent on a failed and physically arduous fundraiser, Scott got fired from his job at a charity for blowing it.

This is sad for everyone involved.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.