Yesterday, IT Managed Service Provider Esteem took part in two 10K runs across the country to raise money for a specialised stroke unit at Woking Community Hospital.
Employees from the IT company’s Surrey and Yorkshire based offices ran the Cranleigh and Harrogate 10K to raise money for Friends of Woking Community Hospital (FWCH), which houses The Bradley Unit. The unit specialises in working with stroke victims aged 15 – 65.
Raising £2,600, the charity is close to Esteem’s heart, as one of their colleagues suffered a stroke earlier this year and was treated on The Bradley Unit at Woking Community Hospital. He made significant progress in his recovery thanks to the 12 consultant led neurological specialists and the hard work of the dedicated medical team.
Esteem CEO, Joe Connolly said: “We’re using our geographic spread as a company to raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile cause, with our Southern based employees running the Cranleigh 10K, and our Northern based employees running the Harrogate 10K. We have all been astounded by the tireless work The Bradley Unit does.”
Jonathan Lord, Conservative MP for Woking said: “It is very creditable to see a business such as Esteem supporting their staff by making a difference in the communities where many live and work.
The Bradley Unit also helped my wife in 2014 and their dedication and outstanding care will always be remembered.”