Image Above: The Vertik-Al runners line up at the start of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run.
Staff at Shard End-based powder coating specialist, Vertik-Al have raised over £5,700 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity after 17 employees completed the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 13th October. The funds raised will be matched pound for pound by the company, taking the current total to over £11,000.
Group managing director, Angus Mackie said: “We are so proud of all the team and the huge amount of money raised for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. We’d also like to say a massive thank you to all our supporters – friends, family, colleagues, suppliers and customers. Their generosity, and that of our board of directors, will make a real difference to sick children and their families.”
The Vertik-Al team comprised experienced and first-time runners. This was Vertik-Al production director, Andy Best’s first half-marathon, speaking after the event, he said:
“It was a superb day, challenging yet exhilarating. The rain and a last-minute change to the route did little to dampen our spirits. The support was immense. We were cheered every step of the way. A few of us are a little sore today but we’re very pleased with our achievement. The early morning runs, aching limbs and blisters were all worth it especially when we know we smashed our fundraising target!”
There’s still time to donate using Just Giving (www.justgiving.com/fundraising/vertik-al) or contact Vertik-Al direct on 0121 608 7171. Remember every pound raised by the Vertik-Al team will be matched by the company!