Last weekend, some of our highly motivated team members took part in the Great Manchester Run to support their chosen charities. Our runners didn’t lose their enthusiasm despite the rain. For some, it was the first time doing a 10km run!
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 to build 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). This 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. However, 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 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. Thus they continuously aim to improve treatment, research and care. For e.g by purchasing specialist equipment or funding pioneer medical research to increase understanding of children’s illnesses.