Putting our best foot forward: Running the Manchester 10k→ Back to stories
For the ninth year, BDB will be taking part in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday 28th May, raising money for Seashell Trust, a local charity that supports children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and communication needs.
Now Europe’s biggest 10k running event and a Manchester institution, the race is in its 15th year, attracting runners from far and wide. Last year saw 35,000 keen athletes compete along a course that takes in the famous Manchester sights, such as Old Trafford and the Imperial War Museum, and finishes at the landmark skyscraper, Beetham Tower on Deansgate.
An eight-strong team from BDB has been training ahead of the big event, to raise money for Seashell Trust. The local charity provides support to children and adults with complex and severe learning disabilities, helping to ensure a happy, creative and secure environment for students between the ages of 2 and 25, who mostly have little or no language abilities.
Matt Smith, managing director at BDB, comments, “It is the ninth year that BDB is running the Great Manchester 10k – showing how dedicated the team is in its fundraising efforts. We’re proud to be raising money this year for Seashell Trust – it’s a fantastic charity that can really benefit from more assistive technology resources. We’re also taking part in the Business Challenge, which is adding a competitive edge to the run as we pit ourselves against other companies in Manchester. Good luck to all the runners!”
Seashell Trust is BDB’s chosen charity of the year and the team is committed to fundraising an impressive target of £3,000, to provide additional learning resources for the students. For more information on our charity activity and to sponsor the team, please visit our fundraising page.