THE BRUM RUN
TEAM HL COMPETE IN BUPA GREAT BIRMINGHAM RUN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CURE LEUKAEMIA
Pic cap: Clockwise from front left: Simon Hawley, Steve Pell, Fiona Mellor, Tim Redfern, Lance Turner, Andy Lamb
A team of athletic property consultants are cooling down after taking part in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run in a bid to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia.
A total of nine colleagues from Harris Lamb donned their trainers for the 13.1 mile run through the city’s streets on Sunday (October 20th) and are currently collecting sponsorship from colleagues, clients, family and friends who backed them in the challenge.
The business has a proven track record for fund-raising. In the past month alone, director Andrew Lamb cycled from Zurich to Birmingham in the seven in seven cycle challenge to raise more than £5,000 for Help Harry Help Others, while colleagues Fiona Mellor and Steve Pell also undertook charity feats. Fiona completed the Great North Run to raise over £550 for Max Appeal, and Steve finished a 55-mile bike-ride from London to Brighton in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Fiona, who completed the Great North Run in 1 hour 58 minutes, said: “With so many of us taking part, it has become quite a company challenge. We’ve all taken part in various activities as individuals before, and even though we’ve all got different start times and personal bests to try and beat, there is a real sense of team spirit and many of our colleagues will be showing their support along the route.
“For the BUPA Great Birmingham Run, we’ve agreed to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia, a charity that has funded a network of 15 specialist nurses working across the West Midlands to administer pioneering drug treatments to patients. The charity is currently marking its 10th anniversary and we wanted to acknowledge its work over the past decade and help to boost funds to allow it to continue.”