The Winchester Half Marathon was announced earlier this year by Rees Leisure, the organisers of the ABP Southampton Half and 10K. With the inaugural Winchester Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 25th September 2016, the Marafun team is working hard to make it an event where everyone can get involved.
HR Heads and Procurement Heads are teaming up and taking part in the Winchester Half Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. A boutique recruitment company based in the centre of Winchester, HR Heads and Procurement Heads are always striving to give back to others.
Director of HR Heads, Jen Gaster said “I’m excited to be representing Macmillan. Undertaking a physical challenge of the half marathon is nothing compared to a cancer diagnosis so with every step we will be raising as much money as we can to aid Macmillan in their mission to support those with cancer every step of the way”.
Martin, Jen, Helen and Emma all of HR Heads and Procurement Heads, have kicked off their training by running in their lunch break, hitting the gym and taking on some longer runs at the weekends.
Helen exclaimed; ‘I am thrilled to be taking on this challenge for such an amazing charity that is so close to myself and so many others. We lose so many to cancer every year and want to help them on their journey to recovery as much as possible.’
Martin said: “Having lost both grandparents to cancer at a young age and have watched many people around me bravely fight this terrible illness, I was keen to look into charities that provide support for people who need it most.
MacMillan Cancer Support stood out to me as not only does it provide specialist healthcare and information about cancer but it provides financial and emotional support to those affected. It also has a real personal feel to it and does a lot of work in the local communities where I live and work.
HR Heads and Procurement Heads has a proud tradition of supporting this charity so as soon as heard about the Winchester Half Marathon I was keen to sign up and try and generate as much money as possible for such a worthy cause. Training is well under way now and will be all worth it when we get to our £1000 target for MacMillan!”
To donate, search HR Heads and Procurement Heads on www.justgiving.com
For further information about the Winchester Half Marathon, please go to www.winchesterhalf.co.uk