COLLEAGUES will transform into super heroes before taking on the BUPA Great North Run this weekend to raise money for charity.
Six branch managers from builders merchants Travis Perkins will be running from Newcastle to South Shields in support of Breast Cancer Campaign and Together for Short Lives.
Craig Bainbridge, of the Chester branch, Phil Morris, who manages the Ellesmere Port branch, Jamie Wilcock, of the Birkenhead branch, Matt Heggarty, of the Hoylake branch, Ian Greenhough, who heads the Warrington branch and Nantwich branch manager Wayne McDonagh are all taking on the challenge.
The six will make the 185 mile journey up to the North East in the early hours of Sunday and wear comic book super hero costumes as they take part in the 13.1 mile race.
Craig Bainbridge, manager of the Chester branch, said: “We are delighted to be raising money for two fantastic charities.
“We are all really looking forward to having some fun on the day after a few months worth of training, with the crowds hopefully cheering us on to the finish line in our super hero costumes.”
Money raised will be split between the Breast Cancer Campaign, which aims to find a cure for the disease, and Together for Short Lives, which supports children with life threatening and life-limiting conditions.
Karen Lambert, from the Breast Cancer Campaign events team, said: “Travis Perkins is a long standing partner of Breast Cancer Campaign with the company donating huge sums of money to help fund vital breast cancer research over the years, through many fundraising activities.
“We are delighted that Craig and his other TP manager colleagues have decided to undertake the Great North Run for us.
“The Breast Cancer Campaign team will be in Newcastle to cheer them on during the event and we look forward to hearing how they get on.”
The managers have set themselves an initial target of £2,000 with the proceeds being split between the two charities.
Anyone who would like to donate can go to uk.virginmoneygiving. com/team/tpbmgreatnorthrun.