A team of five from Hörmann UK will be running for the Stroke Association in this year's Great North Run.
Born out of a suggestion made at the company's Christmas party, the half marathon, which takes place on Sunday 7 September, represents a significant challenge for the team's four non-runners. Service engineer Matt Irons is the only regular runner in the group and he is joined by managing director, David Newcombe, estimating manager Amy Fisher, estimating administrator Rachael Hederington and marketing assistant Tara White.
The team's decision to raise funds for the Stroke Association was made for a number of reasons. Most significantly, they have seen first hand the impact of strokes on close family members and the excellent care that they have received. Also by running for the charity, they hope to raise awareness that recognising, and reacting quickly to, the symptoms of a stroke can save lives and help sufferers make a much better recovery.
The team from Hörmann has set an initial fund raising target of £2000 but would dearly love to “smash” this total. They have set up a Just Giving page for this event and would appreciate any donations for this highly important charity.