Blakemore Foodservice colleagues tackle Banks’s 10k run for charity

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Blakemore Foodservice colleagues banded together to take on the Banks’s 10k run in Wolverhampton to raise over £600 for chosen charity, the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.

In total, 12 colleagues took on the 10k challenge, which forms part of the yearly Carver Wolverhampton Half Marathon Events.

Blakemore Foodservice colleagues based in Walsall chose to support Birmingham Heartlands Hospital as their chosen charity of the year after colleague Bourne administration assistant Nikki Hill’s husband received treatment there.

Hill explained: “We rushed Chris to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, where the Heart of England team there conducted emergency surgery – he was given a 20% chance of survival.

“After a worrying wait through the night, the five hour operation was a success. I cannot thank them enough for their hard work as they saved my husband’s life!

“We decided at work after a vote from all the staff that this would be our chosen charity for the year. One of the first events we arranged was the Banks’s 10k run.

“I can’t thank my colleagues enough for agreeing to take part in the race and for all the hard work they put in. Here’s to the next run!”

The team raised a fantastic £688, which will receive further funding from the company’s charitable trust, the Blakemore Foundation.