Ground Control Race4Business in aid of Age UK Essex
On Thursday 18th June 2015, Ground Control took part in the 2015 Birketts’ Race4Business; a 5km run is aid of Age UK Essex. With over 1,200 runners, the money raised from the event was targeted at £25,000!
There were 46 registered runners from Ground Control, our largest group yet! We are delighted to announce that Max Morrish was the fastest male in the Ground Control team, finishing with a time of 22:08, while Sophie Lyons, Communications Manager was the fastest female at 23:26. We even had two runners who completed the race 3-legged, raising an extra £690 for Age UK Essex.
The race kicked off in Chelmsford High Street, before taking a route through the park where we were met by 80 members of community choir: Funky Voices, and later on, a live band, all of which definitely spurred everyone on.
Age UK Essex gives support to all older people in Essex to live fulfilling and enjoyable lives. The charity promotes the wellbeing of people in old age, encouraging them to continue socialising, working and contributing to the community. Often older people are lonely and cut off from society, and Age UK Essex are setting out to change this!
We would like to thank everyone who took part, which is sure to help all those being cared for by Age UK Essex.