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WRS smash 200 mile running challenge

Posted by: Mark Burslem

WRS is delighted to announce that the WRS running club smashed their target of collectively running 200 miles in July.

In July, we were fundraising for Forever Manchester, a local community charity who do work with those most vulnerable in Greater Manchester. As part of our fundraising efforts, we organised a running challenge which involved six WRS employees covering 200 miles throughout July. The thought of doing this for an amazing cause kept everyone in the team going during the variable Manchester summer weather, which made going out for a run very challenging at times! WRS managed to raise £370 for Forever Manchester which will help go towards some amazing causes during a difficult time for many.

“The last few months have been really challenging for everyone,” said Emma Upton, HR Business Partner at WRS. “It’s easy to get caught up in your own problems, but there’s often someone worse off who needs help. I felt it was important that WRS gave something back to the local community in Greater Manchester at a time when people really needed it. It has been great for the six of us to do something for others: it made us feel positive and energised. The run wasn’t the only fundraising initiative we organised. We also set up a healthy eating tuck box in the office that people could donate some loose change to, and we did a virtual pub quiz which the company sponsored us for.”

We chose to do this for Forever Manchester because it’s the only charity which raises money to support community activity across Greater Manchester. WRS are strong believers that a connected community, make stronger and happier communities and we love any form of activity which helps to bring people together.

Over the past 30 years Forever Manchester has successfully delivered over £39 million worth of community funding across Greater Manchester, which has benefited 1.1 million people. Every single pound raise is used to fund and support 1,000 community project in Greater Manchester every year.

We love what Forever Manchester stand for and how they focus on putting a smile on people’s faces and being kind, which is what our running challenge has all been about. 


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