TRAD prepares for Great North Run as it exceeds 2022 charity target

TRAD has seven runners taking part in the Great North Run, which takes place on Sunday 11th September.

The company’s target of £22k for 2022 has already been beaten, as runners prepare for their next challenge.

TRAD Group, one of the UK’s leading scaffolding companies, is extending its charity target for the year, after its original amount of £22,000 was reached over the summer.

This year, the company is raising money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, in memory of its much-loved and very popular former director, John Paterson.

People from across TRAD have taken part in a wide range of events so far this year – from the Surrey Three Peaks Challenge in April, to Tough Mudder competitions and events at individual depots. And now seven runners are taking part in the Great North Run, which takes place on Sunday 11th September.

“We are absolutely delighted with how supportive everyone – inside TRAD and beyond – have been for our charity appeal this year,” says Des Moore, CEO at TRAD Group.

“John was an extremely popular figure in the industry, and we have had such a positive response to raising money in his memory. It has been really heart warming to see not just the financial response, but the real connection that donors have with John.”

TRAD Former Director John Paterson who sadly died last year.

The Great North Run is the second-largest half marathon in the world, with around 60,000 runners taking part. TRAD’s runners have been training hard and are all running under the Anthony Nolan Trust banner.

Later in the year, the company is hosting a golf day at Gleneagles, which was John Paterson’s home club, and there will be more depot-based fundraising to see if the company can top an extended total of £30,000 for the year.

“Last year, we raised £75,000 as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations,” adds Des Moore. “To have already beaten our target for John this year is incredible, and we are so grateful to our staff, our customers and our suppliers, who are so very supportive of all our efforts.”

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