Emmaus runners and riders raise £1,000 for Oldham MRT

EMMAUS Mossley companions have raised more than £1,000 for Oldham Mountain Rescue Team (OMRT).

Companions and staff set themselves the challenge of a 15k cycle ride and 10k run to raise funds for the Greenfield-based volunteers group.

Matt Neild, Team Leader at OMRT, said: “A huge thanks to everyone at Emmaus for their efforts over the past few weeks.

“The money raised will be a massive benefit to help get all the equipment tidied and repaired following our extensive work to help tackle the recent moorland fires.”

A team of eight completed a 15k cycle ride around Saddleworth on Sunday, June 17 and a group of six Emmaus runners completed the Mossley 10k on Sunday, July 15.

The people who took part in the run received weekly training and support from members of Mossley AFC Running Club.

Paul Barnes, companion at Emmaus Mossley, said: “I was a bit nervous but excited at the start of the Mossley 10k and then relieved when I finished it.

“I couldn’t have done it without the help and encouragement of Mossley AFC Running Club.

“I love that we have raised so much for Oldham MRT for all the work they do locally, especially with the recent moorland fires.”

Alison Hill, director of Emmaus Mossley, said: “I am so proud of everyone who has taken part in the solidarity fundraising activities for Oldham MRT.

“As well as the personal achievements of completing the challenge they have also hit their fundraising target with the generous donations from Emmaus Mossley supporters.

“Thank you to all those who have donated to our appeal and to members of Mossley AFC Running Club for their kind support and training leading up to the Mossley 10k run.”

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