Thirteen members of staff from national managed print service provider Midshire® teamed up with eight employees from boutique law firm Primas Law to tackle the Wilmslow Festive 10k.
Taking place on Sunday 25th November, the 21 eager runners took part in the 3,000-participant strong run, with many embracing the festive season by wearing Christmas fancy dress and Santa hats to raise over £1,200 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
The predominantly flat scenic course saw runners begin outside Hoopers in Wilmslow town centre, head south west down Knutsford Road, loop back around to Burnley Hurst Lane, and finish in the same place as the famous Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon on Mobberly Road.
IT Sales Manager at Midshire, Stuart Carruthers coordinated the company’s participation, he comments: “Our staff have always embraced Midshire’s commitment to CSR and fundraising, when we found out that the Wilmslow 10k was supporting the Christie this year so many of us jumped at it, we also chose to raise money separately for the BHF, it should be a fun festive themed day!”
No strangers to physical fundraisers, Midshire’s staff completed the Manchester 10k in 2017 for children’s charity Francis House, and braved a gruelling 290-mile coast-to-coast-and-back static bike ride this year, raising over £2,800 for the BHF.
Established in 2016, event organiser Run North West provides the very best racing experiences by offering special prizes, this year prizes include: £500 for male and female course record-breakers, bespoke medals for all participants, and prizes for the top three male and female runners.
Daniel Thomas, Partner and Head of Litigation at Primas Law says: “At Primas we have recently had a push on CSR. Having heard that Midshire were taking on the Wilmslow 10k, we thought we could combine forces and raise as much as possible for the British Heart Foundation.”
Joining Midshire’s comprehensive managed print service in October this year, Primas Law offers specialist corporate, commercial, and property legal services from its three offices in Cheshire, Manchester, and London.
Find out more about the run here: https://www.runnorthwest.co.uk/events/events/wilmslow-10k/