Runners from Together pounded the pavement in the Great Manchester Run, in a weekend of fundraising events that saw the specialist lender raise over £8,360 for The Christie charity in Manchester.
Energetic executives from the south Manchester-based business joined 14 colleagues to take on the 13-mile, city centre course.
The following day, hundreds from the company joined in a family fun day at Cheadle Royal Business Park, with fairground rides, barbecue food, face-painting and more, ensuring fun for all ages.
Both events were part of the company’s ‘Let’s get giving’ initiative in aid of The Christie charity, which provides enhanced services to cancer patients and their families, as well as raising funds for research, care and education.
" It was fantastic to see so many of our colleagues taking part in the Great Manchester Run including three of our board members. They did incredibly well and were very proud of them all."
Kevin Fisher, HR director at Together
Kevin Fisher, Together’s HR director said: “It was fantastic to see so many of our colleagues taking part in the Great Manchester Run; including three of our board members. They did incredibly well and we’re very proud of them all for helping to raise funds for The Christie; one of our nominated charities this year.
“The family fun day here at our headquarters was also wonderful, as it’s a chance for colleagues to bring their friends and family to join in, and that’s something we pride ourselves on. In total the two events raised a huge £8,361.24 to help The Christie in the great work it does.”
Jen Bailey, corporate fundraising coordinator at The Christie charity added: ”We’re really grateful to Together for their support – it was great to see so many of their colleagues contributing; whether that was by taking part in the half marathon, or buying a ticket to the fun day. The money raised will be very gratefully received to help us continue delivering our services to cancer patients and their families.”
For more about The Christie charity visit: www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity.aspx
‘Let’s get giving’ is part of the company’s wider ‘Let’s make it count’ initiative which spans charity, community and the environment.
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