Matthew takes on 200 Ultramarathon for charity

Date: Friday 20 January 2017

NY Matthew McNamara with Taylor Wimpey sales executive Annabelle Knaggs - WEB

Our North Yorkshire team is getting behind our Materials Controller, Matthew McNamara, on his mission to complete the Hardmoors 200 Ultramarathon in aid of raising funds for York Special Care Baby Unit Support Group.

Matthew (32) has pledged £1,000 to the charity, which works to support the Special Care Baby Unit at York Teaching Hospital, and has received a cash boost of £250 from us.

Matthew, who is from Wiggington and works as a Materials Controller at our Broughton Manor development in Malton, says: “York Special Care Baby Unit Support Group is a fantastic charity and helps to nurse thousands of babies back to full health every year. While I have been lucky enough not to require the services of the charity, I have seen first-hand the work the team does, and wanted to do something unique and challenging to show my support.

“In addition to the fundraising, the goal of the race is to complete the 200 miles within 60 hours, so I have already started my intense training regime to ensure I am fully prepared for the competition in May.”

The Hardmoor 200 Ultramarathon takes place from Friday 5th until Sunday 7th May 2017. The race starts at Kingston upon Hull and finishes in Helmsley.

Debbie Whittingham, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, explains: “The team are so proud of Matthew and his hard work, so to wish him the best of luck we wanted to get his fundraising off to the best possible start with this donation.

“Matthew has already proven to be incredibly committed to his training, and no doubt a number of team members will be cheering him on from the sidelines during the event.”

Matthew concludes: “This is by far the toughest yet most exciting challenge I have ever done, and I am so thankful for the support of my colleagues at Taylor Wimpey.”

Broughton Manor currently features a range of four and five-bedroom homes.