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Altrincham VS Cancer - Team Photo
Altrincham Vs Cancer, organised by Pure Gym Altrincham and Altrincham HQ, raised over £2300 for the Christie this month

Donations are still coming in on the JustGiving page after the event and the current total raised for The Christie including Gift Aid so far is £2303.75

Earlier this year Altrincham Vs Cancer was announced at one of the most successful JustGiving Campaigns of 2014 with the event has been featured in the Top 3% of all JustGiving Campaigns ran last year

The idea behind Altrincham Vs Cancer, thought up by Alex from Social Media company Altrincham HQ, was to bring 28 Businesses and community groups from Altrincham together on the treadmills at Pure Gym to run 140km each taking in a 5kmleg.

The length of the run was inspired by twitter. Users of the micro-blogging site write tweets of up to 140 characters.

Alongside runners from last year such as Altrincham FC, Costa Coffee, Altrincham Forward, The Window Company and Altrincham Town Centre Partnership – this years new faces included Yorkshire Bank, McHale & Co, Rullion, The Cinnamon Club, Embrace Bar, Plantas Shoes, Shops 4 Supplements, Willows Primary School, Fathom IT and JWCPR

Altrincham VS Cancer - Fastest Runner

Helen Frankland at Slater Heelis was our fastest runner this year at 21m30s with Allan Jeory from Rullion just 4 seconds behind at 21m34s

Talking about this event Alex from Altrincham HQ says

“Altrincham Vs Cancer happens because the Altrincham community wants to give something back. All of our runners know someone who has been affected by cancer and so often it’s The Christie that provides the treatment and support. This is is our 2nd year now and over the 2 events we’ve now raised £4500 for The Christie and see this as an annual event where we can keep adding to that total. Being featured in the JustGiving Campaigns of 2014 really gave everyone a boost this year and there was the energised feeling that we could smash last years target, which we did before we’d even hit the treadmills”

Simon Lamb, Assistant Manager at Pure Gym Altrincham adds “‘Altrincham Vs Cancer is a great cause that we are proud to support for the second year running. All the runners made a fantastic effort, both in running 5k and donating, and it is great to see the dedication they all put in to help the fight against cancer. A big thank you to everyone for taking part and donating, as well as a special thanks to Alex for organising the event.’

Altrincham VS Cancer will take place again in March 2016

Altrincham VS Cancer - Final Runners Times
The Full List of Runners For Altrincham Vs Cancer was …

Altrincham Chamber Of Commerce – Sue Aldridge
Altrincham Design Studio – Mark Winstanley
Altrincham FC – Mike Ford
Altrincham Forward – Linda Roy
Altrincham HQ – Alex McCann
Altrincham Town Centre Partnership – Angela Stone
The Cinnamon Club – Abi Richardson
Costa Coffee – Chris Mungovan
Costa Coffee – Danny Cash
Embrace Bar – Alice Kelly
Embrace Learning – Teresa Kufeldt
The Garden – Meg Nicholson
JWCPR – John Warburton
Marco Frezza Design – Marco Frezza
McHale & Co – Andrew McHale
Moore Accountancy – Sid Moore
Plantas Shoes – Sarah Lynch
Pure Gym – Joe Morgan
Pure Gym – Shardell O’Toole
Pure gym – Joe Walker
Rullion IT Plus – Allan Jeory
Rullion Leadership Practice – Elizabeth Platt
Shop 4 Supplements – James Dobell
Slater Heelis – Helen Frankland
Timperley & Sale Breakfast Networking – Nathan Evans
Yorkshire Bank – James Fallon
The Web Studio – David Bellin
Willows Primary School – Bernie Clarke
The Window Company – Wayne Shaw


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