The Jane Tomlinson Appeal is celebrating the support received from Hull based company Arco, who completed this year's Hull 10K with their biggest ever team.
The specialist safety firm which last year celebrated 130 years of business, have participated in Jane Tomlinson's Run For All events since 2013. Arco have entered teams into Run For All's corporate challenges, with their team size growing year on year. The 2014 Hull 10K saw them enter the event's largest ever team at 74 members. However Arco's participation in the 2015 Hull 10K on 14th June 2015 saw them exceed this figure with 89 members taking part on the day, creating a new record for the event's biggest team entry.
Anna Harvatt, Internal Communications and CSR Manager, said of the 2015 event; "This is the second year we've entered a team into the Hull 10K KC Corporate Challenge, our team grew from 74 last year to 90 this year and our colleagues love it. Not only do team members set themselves personal targets of what time they'd like to achieve, they also use the event to raise thousands of pounds for charities that are close to their heart. We have a great community ethos at Arco and the event fits right in, it also promotes health and wellbeing, a sense of collaboration and brings our great city together."
Through their participation in the Run For All events, Arco have raised thousands of pounds for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Anna described the team's 2015 fundraising, saying; "As well as raising money for their own charities, each runner also donated £10 to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. We felt it was important to support the charity that was set up in Jane's memory, and continue, in a small way, to support the amazing work Jane started and was so passionate about."
Kim Seddon, Fundraising Officer at the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, said "Arco's support of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and involvement in the Run For All events is a fantastic testament to what the events are all about. By entering a team of 89 people they encouraged these individuals to have fun being active and healthy whilst achieving a personal goal. Their donations and fundraising are hugely appreciated - We would like to say a big thank you to Arco for their support of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal".