RUNNING to make a difference - that’s a group of workers from npower in Solihull who are in training to run a fund-raising charity race in March.
The team - Anthony Boden, David Winter, Matthew Tasker, Sarah Ellerton, Jamie O’Dwyer, Luke Field, Stacey Jessop, Laurent Defraeye and Matthew Wood - aim is to raise cash for the company’s corporate charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support at the Bath Half Marathon.
The event is one of the longest established city centre road events in the UK and the runners have been busy training.
Anthony Boden said: “Cancer affects so many people and we wanted to do something positive to help.
“We started training at the beginning of the year and as we can have fun training and running, keep our own fitness levels high and raise money for a cause we all believe in, it’s got to be a win-win situation.”
This is the second year runners from the company’s offices and power stations around the country have entered a team into the race and npower has agreed to match fund anything raised, as well as offering a prize for the runner who raises the most money.
The athletes, all from the company’s graduate programme, are aiming to raise collectively around £10,000 for the charity.