Morson raises thousands
Morson raises thousands to help save lives
A Manchester firm has raised over 2,000 for the charity Leukaemia Research, after a team of 32 colleagues took on the BUPA Great Manchester Run on Sunday 17 May. The Morson Group, a leading technical recruitment company whose head office is in Eccles, has chosen Leukaemia Research as one of their official charities for 2009.
Abilities varied in the Morson team but they all completed the 10 km course despite the wind and torrential rain on the day. Dave Potter was the first from the team to finish, in 45 minutes and 5 seconds. In line with Leukaemia Research's yellow-shirted running team's nickname, 'The Banana Army', Paul Moogan, who is Morson's Charity Committee Chair, took on the race dressed in a full-body banana suit!
Paul Moogan says: "The atmosphere was fantastic and the crowd really kept the runners going till the end. The best part of the day for the Morson team was the sense of self-achievement and the money they raised for Leukaemia Research."
"We chose Leukaemia Research as one of our official charities as blood cancers have touched the lives of several Morson employees. We are proud to support Leukaemia Research through our fundraising and after Sunday's success, are looking forward to the next sponsored event with great anticipation."
Kate White, Director of Fundraising at Leukaemia Research, says: "It's fantastic that so many colleagues from Morson got involved and raised such a great amount of money for Leukaemia Research. I'd like to congratulate the team - all the money they have raised will help fund vital research into better treatments and cures for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma."
33,000 people took part in the BUPA Great Manchester Run on Sunday. Starting off the morning was Usain Bolt, who managed to break a record by running 150 metres in just 14.35 seconds. Other top athletes including Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie who ran the 10 km course 27 minutes 39 seconds and Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race with a time of 32:01, also contributed to making the day special.