10K run for chosen charity

The GGM Group took on the Manchester 10k in the name of their company charity last weekend, raising funds for their wider commitment to The North West Air Ambulance.

The five-strong team took part in the AJ BELL Great Manchester Run, generating over 70% of their £10000 target.

The GGM Group selected North West Air Ambulance as their group charity for 2024, and employees are taking part in many different activities to raise vital funds for this worthy cause. The charity exists to bring the hospital to patients with a vision to fly the most advanced medical crew and equipment to people when and where most needed. It is entirely funded by charitable donations. The charity is currently attempting to raise £12 million to coincide with their 25th birthday year.

Rebekah Bullen Calderbank from the charity said, “The Great Manchester Run is a fantastic event for us, and this year was our biggest yet with over 100 runners. We are so grateful for all the support from GGM and for taking part in the event. It was great to see them on the day, at our stand in the charity village. They have raised an incredible amount so far which will help us continue saving lives across the North West”.  

Chris Gibson, managing director of The GGM Group completed the challenge. He said. “The Manchester 10k was a great event and I am very proud of all of the team. I personally hadn’t run in over 40 years and a year ago decided that the 10k would be my target. I was really pleased to  cross the finish line in 1 hour 16 minutes, with the support of a great team.

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“It was great that a number of our team and families took the time to come into Manchester to support the runners.

“It’s a key part of our ethos at GGM Group to give something back to the community and we are delighted to be working with the North West Air Ambulance this year. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all our suppliers, customers, families and friends who’ve generously donated in support of our efforts."

You can support GGM in their charity efforts here.

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