Published May 17, 2017 at 12:19
Colleagues at Rossendale Borough Council are putting their best feet forward to raise money for Rossendale Hospice.
The group of seven colleagues that includes chief executive Stuart Sugarman, are preparing to participate in the Great Manchester Run that takes place in Manchester city centre on Sunday, May 28.
The Futures Running Team as they have named themselves, aim to raise £1,000 for the Hospice, selected as it is a good cause and its work affects many people in the borough.
The fundraising is also in memory of a much missed colleague, Cathy Lord who passed away in 2015 and was supported by the Hospice.
Cathy was a keen runner and took part in the Burnley 10k with Council colleagues in 2014.
The Futures Running Team get together every Wednesday after work to pound the pavements and to build up stamina for the 10K.
The Manchester event will be the first time that some of them have attempted a lengthy race having only taken up running recently.
Administrative assistant Emma Openshaw, said she struggled even running for public transport before joining the team.
“It’s been great, I’ve made a lot of progress in a short space of time. It’s much better running with others because they spur you on and it’s a great way to get to know colleagues.”
Chief Executive, Stuart Sugarman said:
“Rossendale Hospice do wonderful work caring for people in our community so it would be fantastic if we could meet our target and perhaps even beat it.
“I would like to appeal for as many people as possible to support us and to get behind this really good cause.“
To sponsor The Futures Running Team visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ClareLaw2