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Getting their kicks on Route A66

[ May 16, 2012   //   ]

A total of 66 PD Ports employees in Middlesbrough will be taking part in the  Great North Run for Butterwick Hospice this year. The run which takes place on Sunday 16 September and hoping to raise in the region of £20,000 for the local hospice. Mandy Shields, fundraiser at the hospice said “This is the biggest team we have ever had – PD Ports said that they would like to enter a team into the Great North Run, but we never expected such a fantastic response.”

The ‘66’ team members from PD Ports, which is also situated just off the ‘A66’ are already in training. Some super-keen employees are already organising running sessions in their lunch hour.

Jerry Hopkinson, PD Ports’ Managing Director Bulks, Ports and Logistics, said: “I knew we had a number of keen runners across the business but not of this scale. This is all about the passion and commitment we have in supporting Butterwick Hospice with the benefit of getting fit and having fun in the process.

“At PD Ports we take our social responsibility very seriously within the communities in which we operate and as one of the region’s leading businesses and largest employers, we are proud to support the excellent service Butterwick Hospice offers to its patients and their families,” concluded Mr Hopkinson.

The hospice has a limited number of places available for the Great North Run.Anyone else who would like to sign up should contact Mandy Shields at the fundraising office on 01642 628930 or visit www.butterwick.org.uk and complete an application form online.

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