Midshire Staff put Best Foot Forward for Francis House
Staff at office technology provider Midshire® have taken part in the Great Manchester Run to support Francis House Children’s Hospice, raising a total of £616 for the charity.
Invited to start the race as guests of the Kirsty Club, who continue the fundraising legacy of the remarkable Kirsty Howard, raising vital funds alongside Francis House, 8 Midshire staff including: engineers, the marketing team and several sales staff ran for the charity in both the 10k and the inaugural Half Marathon events on Sunday 28th May 2017.
The recent attack at the Manchester Arena that claimed the lives of 22 people left many uncertain whether the event would even go ahead, but just two days before the event it was announced that the run would proceed as planned.
Runners in the 10k event started on Portland Street in Manchester, ran down past the Old Trafford Stadium and finished at Deansgate, whilst the Half Marathon challengers continued an extra 7 miles up past the Etihad Stadium.
Technical Team Leader at Midshire, John Starkey comments: “I think I can speak for the whole of team Midshire when I say that in light of the recent Manchester attack we were all spurred on to dig deep in solidarity and finish in good time. It was such a fantastic atmosphere and it was really amazing to be a part of.”
The Great Run Company launched the Manchester 10k in 2002 following the Commonwealth Games. The pace of popularity has since certified the run as the largest of its kind in Europe, attracting more than 40,000 participants annually.
John continues: “It comes as no surprise that this run was difficult. It’s always so daunting when you start, but the amazing sense of achievement once you’ve finished makes it so worthwhile, and I did my personal best which is brilliant!”
A local charity based in Didsbury, Manchester, Francis House was officially opened in 1991 by the late Princess Diana to provide a wide range of services to families caring for children with life limiting or terminal illnesses. The charity offers homecare, respite care, end of life care, and bereavement support services, to name just a few.
As a continued supporter of Francis House, Midshire also championed a world record breaking football match back in 2014, which lasted for 72 hours and raised an impressive £45,195 for the charity.
Visit the Francis House website and see how you can get involved here: http://www.francishouse.org.uk
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