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Chess ICT take on AJ Bell Great Manchester Run for East Cheshire Hospice

A 20-strong group from Chess ICT will be on the start line for the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 21.

Each runner is aiming to raise a minimum of £100, which would mean a donation of more than £4,000 for East Cheshire Hospice.

That is because Chess ICT, a technology services provider based in Alderley Edge, have promised to match fund up to £100 for each participant.

Runners include Grace Ingham, who is Head of People Support. Her mum Julie, from Tytherington, was the company’s first employee.

A team effort … Chess ICT staff with Hospice fundraisers. 

Julie, who died of cancer 10 years ago aged 51, was cared for by the Hospice.

Ever since Chess ICT has been a regular supporter of the Hospice, one of a dozen charities it supports.

The company will jointly sponsor t-shirts for the 10k run with Arighi Bianchi who have also entered a team.

Chess ICT CFO Mark Lightfoot and sales director Oliver Lofthouse are also taking part, along with Jessica Pollock, the chairman’s daughter.

Head of Culture Tim Wilkinson-Hall said: “We support the Hospice as much as possible because of how they supported Julie and her family. Julie was well known in our business and is remembered with great affection.

“We’re building up to the run by raising sponsorship. We donated Easter eggs and are holding quizzes and dress down days to raise funds and awareness.

“It’ll be a great day and now we’ve just got to make sure we’re all fit enough to get round the course.”

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