Staff at a recruitment firm donned their running shoes to complete a half marathon in aid of a vital charity which supports cancer patients.
Workers from Doncaster-based RH Recruiting powered their way around the Yorkshire Half Marathon in Sheffield to raise money for Firefly, which provides a free shuttle bus service to take patients undergoing cancer treatment to regional centres.
Staff raised £1021 after completing the race in April, which took in the sights of Sheffield from its start at the Town Hall out to the edge of the Peak District.
They recently handed over a cheque to a representative of the charity.
In addition, the team has already pledged their support to take part in next year’s event, which takes place on Sunday, April 10.
Ian Horsman, director of RH Recruiting, said the team were proud to support such a vital charity.
He added: “Firefly is a great Doncaster charity which supports cancer patients in the borough by providing transport to and from hospitals across the county.
“We felt it was a particularly pertinent charity to support – one that we or our families and friends may need to call upon at some point and one that plays a vital part in our community.
“With this in mind some of the team decided to tackle their first ever 13 mile run.”
Mr Horsman and consultants Liam Poyner, Jessica Yorke and Kristie Husler, all began their training earlier in the year.
After spending months pounding the street of Doncaster, all of them managed to complete the race course.
Mr Horsman added: “It’s great to be able to do a personal challenge that supports this fantastic charity.
“We’re already planning more challenges and events during the year and hope to raise a significant amount for Firefly which helps the charity continue to support the people of Doncaster.
“Our special thanks go to Westfield Health who kindly matched the money raised with a contribution of £500.”
RH Recruiting has skilled consultants in a variety of market sectors including finance and accounts, administrative, human resources, sales and marketing, logistics, construction, manufacturing and engineering, information technology, automotive and also temporary staff.
The company was established in 2009 by directors Mr Horsman and Gary Rogers.
It currently employs 17 staff at its offices at Woodfield Business Centre.
Firefly was set up in 2005 by Barnby Dun woman Denise Dunn.
Denise twice beat cancer before she died last year.
Firefly provides transport for patients who need to travel to Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield for cancer treatment.
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