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Halton Housing Trust raises £1,500 for Alzheimer's Society
ENERGETIC staff from Halton Housing Trust raised more than £1,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society North West after completing the English Half Marathon for the fifth year in a row.
Chief executive and fitness fanatic Nick Atkin completed the 13.1 mile road race around Warrington in an impressive one hour 54 minutes, alongside colleagues and friends.
Nick said: “The team completed the race in a great time. Knowing that we were raising money for Alzheimer’s Society, our chosen charity, was worth all the training.
“Many of our staff and customers know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, so it’s a charity close to our hearts.”
Michele Murphy, regeneration officer, and Chrissie Mcloughlin, customer services advisor, took part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk, a 10km sponsored walk around Aintree Racecourse on Sunday.
The Trust has several other fundraising activities lined up, including a zip slide from the Silver Jubilee Bridge, coffee mornings and cake sales Daredevil Neil Fisher, has entered the UK’s toughest obstacle race, Tough Mudder. This is a ten mile race on October 5 through mud, water and fire designed by the Special Forces. He’ll be raising money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
Halton Housing Trust’s running team is £500 short of their £2000 fundraising target. If you would like to offer support, you can donate on their just giving page at www.justgiving.com/Englishhalf2013.
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