A Great Challenge for a Great cause…

Harris Lamb’s Lance Turner is limbering up for the final part of Worcester’s Tuxedo Challenge.

Lance and nine other prominent Worcester business figures joined forces earlier this year to raise money for good causes, kicking off with a successful pantomime horse race at Worcester racecourse in June.

That event raised nearly £2,000 and was won by the Hewett Recruitment team with mfg Solicitors winning the prize for the best dressed horse.

The Tuxedo Challenge team has also competed in the Manchester Marathon, the Sheffield Half Marathon and the Crowle Gun Powder Plot 10k.

Lance and his team, made up of Duncan Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe and Co, Robin Mayo of Handelsbanken, Lauren Tunnicliffe of Sanlam UK, Lisa Kemp of MFG , Michelle Chamberlain of Thursfields, Tom Evans of Russell and Co, plus Jon Stephenson, Mark Ellis and Greg Turner, are now on their marks for the Great North Run, the half marathon of 13.2 miles between Newcastle and South Shields, which will take place on Sunday, September 7th.

Lance says: “This is apparently the world’s largest half marathon, with more than 55.000 runners taking part, and now that it’s just a month away, we’re starting to get a little nervous. That said, we’ve been doing incredibly well – we recorded times of under eight minutes a mile in the Crowle Gun Powder Plot 10k, but this is obviously a larger distance and a much bigger event.

“Our target is to raise £15,000 to be split equally between St Richard’s Hospice and Acorns Children’s Hospices, and we’re on track to do that.”

On Thursday September 4th, the Tuxedo team will host a fund raising Pimm’s drinks reception at The Quay restaurant in Worcester to help boost funds further.

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