Staff at Sheffield-based Martin-Brooks will be raising the roof on Sunday as they cheer on their charitable colleague who is taking to the streets for the city’s half marathon.
The roofing specialist’s senior estimator, Andrew Wheadon, will be tackling the Sheffield Half Marathon to support the local charities benefiting from the firm’s 25th anniversary fund.
Keen runner, Andrew, has been in training for the event and is expecting to complete the 13-mile course, which winds through the city centre from the start and finish point at Don Valley Stadium, in less than two hours.
Martin-Brooks director, John Elmore, said: “Andrew is the latest member of our management team to pick up the charity baton and we are very grateful to his friends and family who are supporting our fundraising initiative. Having put in the groundwork necessary to complete this endurance event, we are confident Andrew will achieve an excellent time. On behalf of everyone at Martin-Brooks, we wish him the best of luck.”
To mark its 25th anniversary, Martin-Brooks pledged to raise £25,000 for nine local charities, £10,000 of which has already been donated. Organisations benefiting from its fundraising include Cavendish Cancer Care, St Vincent’s Furniture Scheme, Sheffield Talking News, The Rowan School, Catcliffe MS Therapy Centre, Amy’s Retreat, Norfolk Park Special School, Sheffield Institute Foundation’s motor neurone research centre and Help for Heroes.