Energetic female staff from KYB have raised cash for a life-saving charity.
A six-strong team team from the leading supplier of shock absorbers, coil springs and suspension mounting kits took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
It is the fifth year that staff from the company have competed in the event, which was held this year at Leigh in Greater Manchester.
Sue Clough, Customer Service Manager, KYB UK, who was one of the team members, said: “The day went very well. We’re not all the fittest people in the world, so this 5k run really was a genuine challenge for us and some of us ran and some of us walked.
“I would like to thank everyone who supported us to raise funds for what is a fantastic charity that helps so many people.”
The KYB UK team comprised: Sue; Vicky Smith, Customer Service Supervisor; Customer Service Advisors Louise Hulme, Sarah Lappin and Anna Walker; plus Finance Assistant Diane Atherton. In addition, Louise’s eight-year-old son Ben also took part in the event for the second time.
KYB UK staff are also taking part in another fund-raising event later this summer.
An intrepid team including Race for Life participant Vicky Smith is planning to climb the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales on July 20-21 to raise cash for the motor industry charity BEN. The event will see them walk 24 miles, climb 10,000 feet and drive 450 miles in just 24 hours.
Anyone who wants to support the team’s efforts in scaling Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/KYB3Peaks
The team’s progress during training can also be followed on the blog; http://kyb3peaks.blogspot.com/