On Sunday 9thSeptember a team from Petty Estate Agents completed the Great North Run in aid of Pendleside Hospice. Residential Director Ian Bythell along with Meghan Wilson from the Barnoldswick branch and friends, Scott Hornby, Jo Applegate and Stuart Applegate all completed the 13.1miles.
The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the UK and indeed the world with over 57,000 entrants. Many of those running are doing so for a charity and it was reported that the 2016 race raised over 26million for charities and other good causes.
Meghan said “It was such a fantastic atmosphere for the whole race. Whenever any of us felt a bit down and tired the crowed really kept us going, cheering, throwing water to cool us down and kids high fiving you as you ran past.”
The Great North Run was just one of a list of events Petty’s have completed over the past few months as part of their Corporate Challenge for Pendleside Hospice. Many of the events have been quite physical with Ian and Meghan already completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the Burnley 10k and this weekend Ian is taking part in the Go Velo Round The World Cycle challenge at the Steven Burke Sport Hub.
“I think I’m just a glutton for punishment” Ian said “ but the work that Pendleside Hospice does is so vital and touches so many people in our area we feel at Petty’s that’s it’s important that we support our local community. It’s been a great team effort from all involved including Unique Campers who stepped in at the last minute and provided a camper van for myself and Scott when it looked like we might have to pull out of the race as we couldn’t get accommodation.”
Christina Cope, from Pendleside Hospice, added: “We’re really grateful to have had a number of prominent local businesses like Petty’s support in this. This has been another great effort from Petty’s and its fundraising events like these that allow us to continue the work the hospice does in helping people living with a life-limiting illness”