The Alan Williams Hope Tribute Fund is dedicated to the memory of Alan Williams, a former Urmston resident who sadly passed away following a long and very brave battle with cancer.
Howard Newhall, a representative from Christie’s, presented the cheque at the Knight Knox International office on the 17th June to honour their efforts, alongside Alan’s daughter Rachel.
The staff from the Salford Quays-based property company raised the money after completing the 2014 Bupa Greater Manchester Run in May.
Ten runners from the company took part in the event to raise the money for the fund.
Our initial target was 500 pounds, so to raise over four times that amount is a fantastic achievement.
One of the runners’, Joe Daniels, who also lives in Urmston, is a family relative of Alan’s and expressed his delight at the amount of money raised.
He said, “Our initial target was 500 pounds, so to raise over four times that amount is a fantastic achievement. The cause is one which is very close to my heart and I am extremely grateful that the team joined me in running for the cause.”
Samantha Jones, who also took part in the run, said that the team had a fantastic day out.
She said, “We all individually do a lot of charity events, so it was fantastic to join together as a company for such a deserving cause. Despite the heat, it proved to be a great day out and we are delighted with the amount of money we managed to raise.”
The fastest finisher from the team was Richard Ellis who completed the race in 52:53, while Adam Bearman and Mike Sefton also posted impressive times of 53:43 and 54:56 respectively.