Pounding the streets for good causes

For the 14th year in a row Moore Stephens entered a team of runners in the Standard Chartered Great City Race, raising over £3,340 for charity in the process.

The annual 5k race draws participants from the accountancy, banking, media, insurance and legal sectors. On 17 July this year, around 6,000 people ran the course which started at the Honourable Artillery Company past a number of city landmarks. Moore Stephens has entered a team every year since the event began and for the second year in succession had 50 willing runners signed up.

The firm paid a race donation fee of £1,500 in support of the official race charity Seeing is Believing, which is committed to help tackle avoidable blindness across the world. This year, the funds raised will be used to support an ongoing East Africa child eye health programme. 

Moore Stephens’ runners separately raised an additional £1,842 for the charity Mind, the mental health charity, which is the London office’s own charity of the year. Further donations are welcome via this link
Moore Stephens Standard Chartered Great City Race JustGiving

Paul Turner, a senior financial analyst, was Moore Stephens’ fastest male, with a time of 18 minutes 38 seconds. Maddie Heywood, an executive in corporate audit, posted the firm’s fastest female time at 21 minutes 23 seconds. The pair were also the firm’s fastest runners in 2017 – and both improved their times in this year’s race – Paul by 12 seconds and Maddie by 32 seconds.

“I do a lot of running, but this is my favourite race of the year,” Paul says. “It’s such a big field – and you get a pint of beer at the end.” Maddie’s performance reflects her regular triathlon activity. “I’ve been working on my running” she says. “I do quite a few park runs, and my main goal of the year is to get good for this race.” 

Moore Stephens’ team captain Amy Swales, senior marketing manager, also enjoyed the race, although at a slightly slower pace. “It was fun seeing all the bright blue Moore Stephens T-shirts going past me,” she says. “Because the runners come from other professional firms, it creates a good sense of competition. We also ran past the Moore Stephens office on Aldersgate Street early on, which was encouraging.”
 

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