Engineering Firm On The Run For Animal Sanctuary

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A GROUP of colleagues will run the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run to raise money for a local animal sanctuary in Edenfield.

J&J Fire Engineering, who design and produce fixed fire protection systems, have entered the event’s Business Challenge, and will go up against other companies to be the fastest over the 10k distance on Sunday 28 May.

The team of 13 colleagues are hoping to raise £1000 for Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, which gives animals who have suffered a terrible start in life a second chance.

James Lucas, Design Engineer at J&J Engineering, said: “We strongly believe in supporting the local community so chose Bleakholt because they are only five minutes away from us.

“Some of our staff also volunteer at the centre walking the dogs.”

Join The Race To Be Manchester’s Greatest Business

The Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run is Europe’s biggest 10k running event, taking place in the heart of the city. Last year, more than 250 companies and organisations entered more than 3,300 runners into the Business Challenge.

There are different prize categories and all businesses that enter 12 or more people into the event will receive a free engraved plaque to present to their fastest runner.

For more information and to enter the Business Challenge, visit