Axion running team smashes charity target in memory of Simon

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Staff from Axion Consulting took part in the annual Great Manchester Run and raised over £3,000 for charity in memory of their late colleague Simon Wilkinson who passed away from cancer last summer.

Their fund-raising team effort is reported to have exceeded an original target of more than £1,500 in aid of The Christie Hospital where Simon received treatment.

Twenty five employees from the resource recovery specialist’s three sites at Bramhall, Salford and Trafford Park competed in the 10k event – the largest of its type in Europe – at the end of May.

Sam Haig, Axion’s head of engineering & research, who worked with Simon, a principal engineer, said: “All of the team members from Axion felt very privileged to take part in the Great Manchester Run. The tragic events of the previous Monday made it a very emotional day, but there was a hugely positive attitude throughout the city and along the course, with thousands turning out to support the runners.”

“Simon was a very popular, professional and respected colleague. Axion is proud to have been able to help raise £3,416 for The Christie, in his memory. Special mention must go to Simon’s children David and Amy, who took part in the race alongside the Axion team, and his son Jack, who sped round the Junior race to finish in second place,” added Haig.

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