Law Print & Packaging Management Ltd in the Great Manchester Run!
Last weekend, some of our highly motivated team members took part in the Great Manchester Run to support their chosen charities. Although it started raining, our runners didn’t lose their enthusiasm. For some, it was the first time doing a 10km run, so this was anything but easy!
Sonia raised money for Made With Hope, a local Manchester charity founded only in 2013 and already doing great work to help alleviate poverty in Tanzania, Africa. In 2015, they built an orphanage and completed various projects to improve sanitation too. Her funding will help building a secondary school nearby, so that local children don’t have to walk 8km each way to their nearest, overcrowded government school. Sonia commented: “If I thought this 10km run was difficult in the cool Manchester rain, imagine how challenging two 8km walks would be in the dry, African heat every day!”
Our Managing Director Tim and his wife Morven chose to support Christies Cancer Trust, Law Print Pack’s chosen charity for 2016-2017. The Christies focuses on cancer research and treatment. Currently, they are developing an Integrated Procedure Unit (IPU), which will bring plastic surgery, endoscopy, radiology, pain management and day care procedures under one roof. This will result in shorter waiting times for thousands of day-patients. Tim didn’t let the bad weather distract him from the race and our own little competition. He says: “The race was wet from start to finish but we all made it and I won the Law Print race! Well done to everybody who took part.”
Our Sales Manager Luke felt that taking part in the run was inspirational. He says: “I enjoyed the race and was surprised to see so many people out cheering, even in the pouring rain. This has definitely spurred me on to take part in more events, I’m thinking Ironman UK next!” Luke chose to donate to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. The charity works to ensure children and young people in their care receive the highest quality treatment in the highest quality facilities. Thus they continuously aim to improve treatment, research and care, for example by purchasing specialist equipment or funding pioneer medical research to increase understanding of children’s illnesses.