Ridgeons and Pinnacle Consulting are joining forces at the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon on 8 March to raise vital funds for the Badger Ward at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Chris Atkinson of Pinnacle Consulting, a sales and marketing recruitment agency for the building and construction products sector, is determined to complete the half marathon and Ridgeons is helping him look professional by sponsoring his running kit.

“We’re really pleased to be able to support Chris in this half marathon,” said Ann Corbyn, group HR director at Ridgeons. “As a local employer throughout the east of England, we take our role within the local community seriously. We have a charity committee made up of employees and they make the decisions about what types of events to support – and we were all keen to help with this challenge, as we are aware of the numbers of children within our region that benefit from the expertise at Great Ormond Street Hospital.”

Meanwhile, Pinnacle Consulting’s managing director Steve Rogan is a keen supporter of Great Ormond Street Hospital. His nephew Tom suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and receives care in its Badger Ward, which is now in need of renovation. More technology is being used to keep children like Tom alive, but this new equipment needs to be operated properly and given adequate storage space. Parents also need space to be able to sleep with their children; presently there is not enough room for them to be able to do this.

“It is great to work together with a respected and fellow Cambridgeshire-based company like Ridgeons, to support this cause in our local half-marathon,” said Mr Rogan. “All money raised by Chris will be going towards the funding of the new respiratory ward and I know that I speak for all the parents and patients when I say a huge thank you for any funds raised.”

To make a donation and to find out more about the event, visit https://www.justgiving.com/Chris-Atkinson3.