A team of employees from 'The First Group' based in Dubai, gathered together an "elite" running team to run the Standard Chartered Dubai 10K race on 21 January 2011.
Tragically one of their colleagues, Paul Shanks, lost his brave battle against Leukaemia in October 2010. They ran in memory of him and wanted to raise as much money as possible to help towards researching a cure for blood cancers.
Joint Chairman and Team member Daniel Lubert said:
"Its been a real pleasure training and running with this great TFG team, they are a brave and determined bunch. Its also been a chance for us to raise some money for a wonderful cause and to feel that we have done something for Paul Shanks, our dear friend who we all miss. We've had over 70 donors and raised over £10,000 which is a remarkable achievement. The whole running team and all the donors deserve a huge thank you. Also special thanks to Dave Lewis for pulling this whole thing together, without him none of this would have happened. We all hope that these funds will go some way towards helping someone, somewhere avoid the pain that Paul and his family have had to endure. Watch this space for our next fundraiser."
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