UKFast's 10k run for skin cancer charity
Article date: Mon, 19 May 2008 13:58 GMT
Nineteen employees of the award winning dedicated hosting provider, UKFast, completed the Manchester 10k run for skin cancer charity, Factor 50. Most UKFast runners took between 50 minutes and one hour to complete the circuit which goes from Manchester city centre to Old Trafford and back. But one athletic employee, Graeme Hastings, completed the course in an impressive 38 minutes. Graeme is also planning to raise money for Factor 50 this summer in Somerset's Ironman competition. He said: "I wanted to do this for a good cause and then I found out how passionate Gill and Jenny from Factor 50 are. I couldn't think of a better one, so started to think of the ways I could help." UKFast is deeply involved in the charity, having built and donated a website to the cause. It is unclear as of yet how much money UKFast has raised for the charity from the 10k but donations are still welcome. UKFast promotes itself as a sporting organisation, encouraging its employees to keep fit, as the company maintain a healthy body endorses a positive working attitude. The hosting provider has a history of immersing itself in sport as long term sponsors of Sales Sharks Rugby team, and more recently supporter of up and coming tennis star, Naomi Broady. UKFast's employees often involve themselves in charity events, such as Wear It Pink Day, in support of breast cancer.
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