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Translink staff put best foot forward for airport charity run

Published 16/06/2015

Hilton Parr, Clive Bradberry, Simon Hunter and Andrew Muir get ready for the Grant Thornton Runway Run
Hilton Parr, Clive Bradberry, Simon Hunter and Andrew Muir get ready for the Grant Thornton Runway Run

Translink is one of a number of Northern Ireland firms set to take to the runway later this month - all in the name of charity.

In the first event of its kind here, staff from the transport firm are joining the Grant Thornton 5k event at Belfast City Airport at 11pm on June 24.

The Grant Thornton run is open to businesses of all sizes and has already attracted a large number of entries from banks, law firms, and both large and small companies in a wide range of sectors.

And Translink's Simon Hunter said while some of its staff have completed several gruelling marathons, this event is "certainly a bit more quirky than your average race".

"My colleagues support local charities through a range of initiatives and in the past couple of years alone, Translink has raised £24,000 for our official charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Care," he said.

"This achievement is the result of teamwork across the company, supporting fundraising activities from penalty shoot-outs to family cycling trips.

"For Translink, teamwork is crucial to business success; everyday, company divisions work together to ensure services run smoothly.

"Whether it's an infrastructure upgrade project, a new ticketing system or a special transport plan for a major event, we are constantly working as a team for continued business success."

Those looking to register for the event can do so at www.athleticsni.org/events.

Belfast Telegraph

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