TRAD runners complete Great North Run for Anthony Nolan Trust


Seven runners from the TRAD Group have crossed the line to support its “£22k for 22” fundraising year.

Staff members of the Group completed yet another challenge this month, as seven members of its staff ran the Great North Run for the Anthony Nolan Trust.

The run was part of the Group’s “£22k for 22” fundraising project, which is collecting this year for the Anthony Nolan Trust – a charity chosen because of its close connection to the late John Paterson, who was one of the most popular figures across the industry.

The seven runners came from across the whole business, and all of them completed the half-marathon distance on Sunday September 11th, helping to boost the total raised this year to more than £25,000. The runners were:

  • Tom Moore – Estimating Manager, TRAD Co, Dartford
  • Josh Ansell – Senior Estimator, TRAD Co, Dartford
  • Darren Nelson – Scaffolder, TRAD Co, Dartford
  • Dale Dove – Yard Operative, TRAD UK, Leeds
  • Scott Baker – Driver, TRAD UK, Leeds
  • Stuart Collins – Sales Representative, TRAD UK, Glasgow

In addition, Amy Walls – daughter of Davy Walls, Depot Manager in Glasgow also participated in the run. Amy had been close to John Paterson and asked to run in his memory.

“We are absolutely delighted that we have already exceeded our targeted of £22,000 with three months to go,” said Des Moore, TRAD Group CEO.

“We’re very proud of all the people who trained so hard for this run, and who did John’s memory proud.” We’ll continue fundraising for the rest of this year and hope to be able to present the Anthony Nolan Trust with a significant amount of money towards the end of 2022.”

The Group’s final big event for this year’s campaign will be a Golf Day at Gleneagles, John Paterson’s home club.

You can donate to TRAD’s fundraising page here: