Pipeline team run 10k for Cyrenians

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A TEAM of employees from John Bell Pipeline pounded the streets of Aberdeen recently to raise funds for a local charity.

The team from the Inverurie-based company took part in the Aberdeen Baker Hughes 10K in May, to raise funds for the Aberdeen Cyrenians.

Natalie Kane, marketing manager for John Bell Pipeline, encouraged colleagues to form the team and also raise funds for the charity having previous tackled the 10K challenge as an individual.

While training for the event, the team collected sponsorship and is on track to raise more than £2,500, thanks to the generosity of friends, family and colleagues.

Natalie was delighted with the enthusiasm for the event and hopes that more people will join in 2013.

She said: “The Baker Hughes 10K event was the perfect opportunity to boost staff morale and work together as a team to raise money for a worthy charitable cause.

“Some of the team have really caught the running bug. Our sales representative Mark Johnson, trained with Jog Scotland’s Stonehaven branch and intends to continue running in the evenings which is great.

“The team was delighted with the support received, not only from friends and family but also from suppliers and clients and we would like to thank them all for their generous contributions.”

Scott Baxter, Aberdeen Cyrenians depute chief executive, thanked the team at John Bell Pipeline. He said: “We are extremely grateful to the team for its support and hope that they all enjoyed the experience of taking part for the first time.”

Aberdeen Cyrenians was established in 1968, originally just providing food and shelter, the services now aim to meet all the varying needs of people affected by homelessness in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.

For more information about the charity please visit http://www.aberdeen-cyrenians.org or call on (01224) 625 732.