Peak Valley staff join cancer fight and Race For Life
Published by RichardBramwell for Symphony Housing Group in Housing and also in Health
The Peak Valley Housing Association team who took part in Race For Life in Manchester
Staff from Peak Valley Housing Association pulled on their running shoes in their bid to support the fight against cancer.
The ‘Peak Ladies’ turned out in force for the annual 5k Race for Life challenge, held at Heaton Park, Middleton, Manchester, yesterday (Sunday, July 15) to raise money for Cancer Research.
All dressed up in everything pink, some walked, some ran, and some did a bit of both to complete the course.
They even had their own little mascot, as revenue services officer Amy Hermiston’s son Eli, aged three, was there to cheer the group on, as were other members of the Peak Valley team and their families.
Leader of the pack and neighbourhood manager Joanne Danaher said: “We had a fantastic day, the sun was shining and the atmosphere was amazing. The training certainly paid off.”
Head of strategic services Jac Oldham added: “I have never been a runner, or a jogger for that matter, but I always fancied conquering it.
“So when our ‘leader of the pack’ Jo announced on her day of inspiration in January that we were going to do The Race for Life and issued my training plan, I thought I’d better get on with it.
“The training’s been a real challenge but I’ve kept plugging away, chivvied on by the Peak team. It’s a far cry from the chemo I was having this time four years ago. Jog on cancer… We’ve got money to raise.”
You can read their own personal messages about why they wanted to be part of the event on their Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/peak-ladies/
Peak Valley Housing Association – part of Symphony Housing Group – manages more than 1,500 properties in Hattersley and Mottram in Tameside, Greater Manchester.