Marathon missions bring in welcome funds for charities

Sarah Moore, Dan Corker, Michelle Upton, Ruth Middleton, Ed Williams, Paul Sands and Christy Chilton of Lupton Fawcett
Sarah Moore, Dan Corker, Michelle Upton, Ruth Middleton, Ed Williams, Paul Sands and Christy Chilton of Lupton Fawcett

MORE than £1,000 has been raised for local children’s charity SAFE@LAST by a team of Sheffield Half Marathon runners from Highlander IT and Telecoms.

With a time of 1 hour and 44 minutes, lead runner Ryan Connolly said: “We’ve supported the charity for a number of years now and it’s great that we can make a difference to the lives of children who are at risk through running away within the South Yorkshire region whilst also trying to get ourselves into some sort of shape.’’

The Highlander team (from left): Paul Gardiner, Toby Evans, Rebecca Brown, Chris Muscroft and Ryan Connolly

The Highlander team (from left): Paul Gardiner, Toby Evans, Rebecca Brown, Chris Muscroft and Ryan Connolly

Hilary Massarella MBE, founder of SAFE@LAST, said: “It is companies and individuals like Highlander that as a charity we are so grateful to. The raising of awareness and the continual raising of funds helps us to continue to keep local vulnerable runaways safe’.

The team has now completed theree marathons as well as sky dives and abseils for the charity and is grateful to all the local businesses who contributed to the total.

Ten members of staff from law firm Lupton Fawcett raised £1,048 for the British Heart Foundation.

Director Dan Corker, who organised the firm’s participation, said: “I was really excited about the race. Some of us are runners anyway but it is always a great feeling to cross the finishing line. “There was definitely a competitive element amongst the group to post the fastest time come race day, however, the emphasis was always on raising money for our chosen charity and having fun.’’