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Pictured: Thomson FM team members before the Great Manchester Run

In May 2022, eight members of the Thomson FM team participated in the Great Manchester Run to raise much needed funds for a local, Rossendale based mental health charity, WaterWell Foundation (www.waterwellfoundation.co.uk)

The charity is centred around supporting the mental health of young people and specifically suicide prevention is a primary aim of the charity. Thomson FM’s Head of Asset Management, Vanessa Mason, is a trustee of the fledgling charity.

Mark Whittaker, Thomson FM’s General Manager commented,

“We decided earlier this year that we would like to run the Great Manchester Run to support the wonderful work of WaterWell in our own community here in Rossendale. WaterWell Foundation are Thomson FM’s nominated charity for 2022. Eight members of the team, with a range of running ability, have been in training over the weeks leading up to the run, including regularly visiting the gym and getting up early each Saturday morning to take part in our local Parkrun.

On the day, the sun came out and we had a wonderful experience in Manchester. We are so grateful for our friends, family and members of the facilities management community who have supported what we wanted to achieve as a team and we know the £2,000+ raised will make a big difference for WaterWell Foundation and crucially, the people they support in our community.

Tracy Cuthbertson, CEO of WaterWell Foundation commented,

“We cannot thank Thomson FM enough for this at WaterWell Foundation CIC. Every penny we receive helps people combat low moods with suicide prevention being our top priority.

Working in partnership with other providers, we champion in helping people find their happy and reduce loneliness and isolation. The donation has already contributed towards two projects: our perimenopause support group and building a platform to provide supportive team building excursions for young men in our community. Thank you”

Pictured: the Thomson FM team, both runners and spectators and of course their dogs, were out in force on the day

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