The ‘66’ team members from PD Ports, which includes employees from as far as Felixstowe, are already in training, with some employees organising running sessions in their lunch hour.
Jerry Hopkinson, PD Ports’ Managing Director Bulks, Ports and Logistics, said: “We are delighted to see so many of our employees taking part in the Great North Run. I knew we had a number of keen runners across the business but not of this scale. This is all about the passion and commitment we have in supporting Butterwick Hospice with the benefit of getting fit and having fun in the process.
“At PD Ports we take our social responsibility very seriously within the communities in which we operate and as one of the region’s leading businesses and largest employers, we are proud to support the excellent service Butterwick Hospice offers to its patients and their families,” concluded Mr Hopkinson.
The hospice has a limited number of places available for the Great North Run. If you would like further information or would like to sign up, please contact Mandy Shields at the fundraising office on 01642 628930. You can also visit www.butterwick.org.uk and complete your application form online.