Among them were a selection of runners from Morson Projects, running to fundraise for the Morson Group’s two chosen charities for 2023.

So far, the team have raised almost £10,000 for Brain Tumour Research and over £3,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

The British Heart Foundation, known for its tireless work in preventing and treating heart diseases, and the Brain Tumour Research charity, committed to finding a cure for this devastating condition, will receive the proceeds from the team’s fundraising. The generous donations collected will aid in supporting research, raising awareness, and providing assistance to those needing support.

Andy Hassall, Business Development Director, who co-ordinated the 10k version of the run for the British Heart Foundation, fundraising with some of his colleagues shared:

“Running for our chosen charities at the Great Manchester Run is more than just a physical accomplishment. It’s a chance to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Together, we ran with purpose, with heart, and with the belief that every step we take can help our chosen charities for the better.”

“The Morson Projects team were out in force with myself, Simon Plimbley, Lucy Cliff, Paul Dowling, Jon Callahan, Jake Pike, James Chew and Chris Summers running for the British Heart Foundation on the day.

“The group have raised over £1,400 individually from family and friends and a fantastic £1,822 from colleges so far, smashing our original target.”

Rory Gorton, Senior Design Engineer, who co-ordinated the Half Marathon version of the run for Brain Tumour, fundraising with some of his friends shared:

“I have been fundraising for Brain Tumour Research in memory of my Dad (and former Morson Group MD) Kevin Gorton who we lost in June 2022 to a horrific brain tumour.

“He bravely fought this disease for 5 years. In and out of multiple hospitals, homes and never giving in to this awful disease, he was 58 when he sadly passed leaving a huge hole in our family which will never be filled.

“We both ran the Manchester 10k together before his illness and he would have told me to go for it and never give in. I’m hoping to raise as much money and possible for Brain Tumour Research as I know first-hand that it’s such an under-funded killer and I would like to do my best to help change this.

“I am absolutely delighted that we have managed to raise £9,437 so far, and hope with a last few minute donations we can reach our £10,000 target, which is an incredible amount of money for a fantastic charity – we are so proud. We also managed to complete the half marathon in 2 hours 5 mins which we were happy with in the heat!”

Well done to everyone involved! For any last minute donations please follow the links below: