Like thousands of others Sean Haywood will be raising cash for a good cause when he takes part in the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield at the weekend (9th).
The ferrous metals recycling manager for the Ron Hull Group may not actually win the race but he will be turning in a seriously good result for his chosen charity . . . the Peter Moorhead Haemodialysis Unit at the Northern General Hospital . . . with a sponsorship kitty that currently stands at £800 or £129 (and three pence) for each mile of the run.
Sean (30) has been pounding the highways and byways of the area for the past couple of months to get in shape for the great day.
He said: “For several years my father has had to attend the hospital three times a week for kidney dialysis and the people at the hospital have been absolutely brilliant so I decided to do the run and raise the sponsorship as a small gesture of appreciation.”
“At first I thought that if I could raise four or five hundred pounds it would be really good but the tally sailed past that in no time. Friends, workmates and the company chiefs have all chipped in. Everyone’s been incredibly supportive. I’m over the moon about it.”
Speaking about his prep, Sean said: “It’s been surprising. I’ve always kept myself pretty fit . . . I go to the gym and swim . . . so I thought the event would be a piece of cake but road running is actually quite different to pounding away on the treadmill.”
“I kicked off doing three or four miles and took it up from there. I’m not going to be winning it but I would like to run in a decent time . . . or I will never live it down at our place!”
Ron Hull director Nigel Hull said: “We’re delighted that Sean’s having a go and raising money for such a worthy cause.”
“He has done very well on the sponsorship hasn’t he? A hundred and twenty nine pounds . . . and three pence . . . a mile is a seriously good result.”
“People are just amazing in terms of the time and effort they will put in to raise money for good causes. We’ve had people cycle coast to coast, in one case solo, and get involved in all sorts of projects to raise money for charity. I hope Sean . . . and all the other people taking part . . . have a great day.”
For further information or comment please contact Sean Haywood at the Ron Hull Group on 01709-524115.