Cecil Edey, Chief Executive at Orvia, will be putting his running shoes on later this month to take part in the Manchester 10k Run which will be held on 20 May. This is the 10th staging of this fantastic event which welcomes elite international athletes, celebrities and members of the public to compete together and each year the event raises a huge amount of money in the process.
Cecil’s chosen charity for the event is non other than our local St Catherine’s Hospice which provides high quality specialised care for people living with medical conditions that can be treated but cannot be cured.
St Catherine’s has been a renowned centre for palliative care since 1984 and works with patients, carers and families to help people live as independently and fully as possible.
This is done by offering both specialist medical care and a range of services to address a person’s social, psychological and spiritual needs as well as those of their loved ones. The result is the very highest standards of palliative care, tailored to the needs of each individual and delivered by experts who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those receiving care.
Cecil said: “At Orvia we have enjoyed a long standing relationship with St Catherine’s Hospice but the main reason I have decided to run on their behalf is a personal one. My father became terminally ill and died when I was a teenager. The facilities and extensive nature of care provided by St Catherine’s wasn’t available to us as a family when my father became ill. St Catherine’s do an absolutely tremendous job caring for terminally ill people and their families which is carried out with the upmost dignity and professionalism, but they are reliant on the generosity of the public to keep their services going.
It is an honour to run on their behalf and I would encourage anybody and everybody to donate whatever they can, large or small. Every penny is welcome and will make a real difference to the lives of the families supported by St Catherine’s.”
Cecil aims to complete the run in around 40 minutes.
To donate please visit Cecil’s Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/Cecil-Edey
Notes to editors:
Orvia is a private not for profit enterprise agency. A member of the National Enterprise Network, a Prowess approved women’s business centre and an Investor in People. Orvia’s work is delivered in line with theISO9001: 2008 quality accreditation.
All training staff and advisers are ILM (InstituteofLeadershipand Management) and SFEDI (Small FirmsEnterpriseDevelopment Initiative) accredited, and Orvia’s mentoring and coaching programmes have achieved the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) quality award.
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