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Runners raise over £10k for CALM at Great Manchester Run 2015

Yesterday saw over 60 runners donning their neon orange vests and pounding the pavements of Manchester in aid of CALM in this year’s Great Manchester Run.

It was a truly great day, with bucket loads of good will and some fantastic fancy dress costumes, plus we were lucky enough to have a fantastic team of CALM cheerers, doling out the whoops and high fives to our runners along the way.

50 of the CALM runners were Coronation Street cast and crew, who came together to take part in the 10k race in memory of their colleague and friend, Mike Curtis. It was an emotional event for those involved but an inspirational way to honour Mike’s memory and we cannot thank them enough for their amazing support (with a special high five to Matt Hilton, Lisa Spencer & Alan Newton for getting the team together.)

We would also like to thank our individual runners who, along with the Corrie team, collectively raised nearly £10k for CALM: Shaq Lampier, Ben Brennand-Carter, Claire Morton, Jackie Pringle & Family, Colson Smith, Kevin Saunders, Joshua Stewart and Andy Conway. Heroes all.

And finally, thanks to our supporters for bringing the noise and to Daniel Donaghy for organising the cheer squad.

See you next year!


Corrie Selfie


Runner Shaq Lampier


Coronation Street team, fresh faced and ready to run!


CALM supporters Dan Donaghy, Jade Hornby, Aimee Clark, Emily Tams & Viktorija Neimantaite, and runners Ben Brennand-Carter and Shaq Lampier


CALM supporter James doles out the high fives!

Pringle Family

The Pringle Family

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