EDM engineer raises funds for Macmillan after competing in ultramarathon

6 October 2015


Manchester, UK. EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, announced today that one of its engineers, Matthew Holt, has raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support after competing in a 100 mile ultramarathon.

Known as the ‘Lakeland 100’, the endurance competition is widely recognised as the UK’s most demanding long distance trail race in the UK. The circular route encompasses the whole of the Lakeland fells, including a region of 6300m of ascent and consists almost entirely of public bridleways and footpaths. Matthew was one of 320 elite runners who entered this year’s race with competitors having to finish the entire course within 40 hours.

After securing sponsorship from friends, family and work colleagues, Matthew raised over £400 for EDM’s chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. This leading cancer charity provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people in the UK affected by cancer.

‘We’d like to say a big thanks and a massive congratulations to Matthew for taking on this fantastic fundraising effort,” said Becky Bainton, Macmillan Fundraising Manager. “He’s literally gone the extra mile to help people affected by cancer.”

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