Local firm raises life changing funds for Asthma UK

Lake swims and mud pits, fallen trees and dense foliage – just a few of the obstacles the team at McCarthy Environmental faced this year during a fundraising challenge.

A team of nine recently took part in the Wolf Run, a 10km series of tough obstacles designed to test mental and physical strength. They did this to raise much needed funds for Asthma UK – a charity whose mission is to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma.

McCarthy Environmental’s technical sales manager Mark Griffiths, said: “As a 43-year-old old desk jockey exercise has not usually been a priority, so to set ourselves this challenge was daunting but exciting. A great cause and a great team building opportunity.”

As an added incentive the founder of the company, Mick McCarthy, pledged to match all donations pound for pound.

Mick said: “Well done team, very proud of you all for your effort and achievement. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this most worthy cause Asthma UK and I am delighted to double the amount raised, which will prove life saving and changing to many.”

McCarthy Environmental is a Northampton based dust and fume extraction company, committed to cleaning the air in work places to help staff breath easily and avoid the dangers of breathing contaminated air.

Sarah Latchford, Community Fundraising Manager at Asthma UK, said: “We want to thank all at McCarthy Environmental for the incredible fundraising they have done. It’s only thanks to the generous support of people like the team at McCarthy Environmental that Asthma UK is able to continue helping the 5.4 million people in the UK who have asthma, so we are extremely grateful for the incredible £1,200 they have raised by taking part in the Wolf Run.

“Asthma attacks claim the lives of three people in the UK every day. That’s why our work is vital, to fund research into a cure for the condition and offer health advice to help people with asthma stay well.”

Mick set up McCarthy Environmental in the year 2000 and the Swan Valley-based company now works across the UK, helping businesses to comply with The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 2002 Regulations and guidelines contained in HSG258 Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work.

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