5th Of May by Sam Torr
An inspirational duo from the P&A Group are planning to tackle over 1,000 miles in aid of a cancer charity.
The P&A Group, timber product manufacturers based in Mold, earlier this year announced Cancer Research UK as its new chosen charity for 2017.
Following the announcement, managing director Steve Morgan and Fencing & Timber Buildings manager, John Vaughan are taking part in a number of tough challenges across the year, which will see them complete a total distance of 1,170 miles.
Some of the highlight events the pair will be taking part in include the Chester Marathon and half marathon, triathlons and Ironman challenges.
Steve, who is a strong believer in employee fitness and wellbeing, said he knows that these challenges will be tough, but is fit and ready to take them on.
“We come across so many people who are living or have been affected in some way by this disease,” he said.
“I hope our efforts across the year will encourage others to get involved by donating or raising funds for Cancer Research UK, enabling it to continue investing in its vital research, treatment and support that effects so many.”
In April, the two man team also took on the grueling challenge of running a 26-mile route in the Manchester Marathon alongside 23 other members of staff.
Employees from every department, all at different levels of fitness committed themselves to completing the run and all 25 of them crossed the finish line whilst raising over £10,000 for Cancer Research.
John said: “I am very excited and ready to complete each one of these challenges, and I know the feeling at the end of it will be one of immense achievement.
“To be able to do something like this and raise money for such a worthy cause makes it all so worthwhile.”
Every year P&A gives its employees the opportunity to vote for a charity and this year Cancer Research UK was chosen by many of their staff who along with close friends of P&A have faced the impact of cancer in some way.
Louise Aubrey, Cancer Research UK’s senior local fundraising manager said: “We are absolutely delighted that Steve and John have decided to attempt such a great challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
“They have being doing lots of preparation and we’re sure they’re going to have an amazing experience. We can’t thank them enough for all of their support and want to wish them all the very best across the year.”
To help P&A in their fundraising efforts, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/P-A-Group-and-Zest4Leisure