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Race4business 2014

Race4business 2014


Members of the Ground Control team ready themselves at the start line.

Ground Control took part in the 2014 Birketts’ Race4Business event which helped to raise money for Havens Hospices. There were more than 1,200 participants which included 33 members from Ground Control!

We are delighted to announce that Timothy Butt, Key Account Manager, was the fasted male in the Ground Control team finishing with a time of 22:04, while Kim Morrish, Development Director, was the fastest female at 30:54.


Ground Control’s front-runner (left to right) Tim Butt is joined by members of our finance team; David Laws, Management Accountant, Christine Bedford, Assistant Accountant, and Dereka Symes, Finance Director.

This was the 16th annual event which ran through Chelmsford city centre before finishing at the Birketts New London Road HQ. The thousands of runners were also joined by hundreds of spectators and three orchestral bands, all of which helped to carry the runners over the finish line.

Havens Hospices care for adults and children who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness by offering respite breaks, managing pain and symptoms and caring for children and adults at the end of their lives. The money raised from this event, targeted at £25,000, will help to build a new centre in Southend.

We would like to thank all those involved in the run which is sure to help improve the lives of those being cared for by Havens.