Debut 10k run nets £450 for Hollybank

Nicky Doyle from Hollybank Trust receives a cheque from Gibel Gapare and managing director of Kent Introl Denis Westcott
Nicky Doyle from Hollybank Trust receives a cheque from Gibel Gapare and managing director of Kent Introl Denis Westcott

WORKERS at a Brighouse company have helped one of their colleagues to raise £450 for the Hollybank Trust.

Gibel Gapare, who works at Kent Introl in Armytage Road, took part in a 10k run in Lockwood, Huddersfield, to raise money for the school which caters for children with physical disabilities.

“It is the first time I have done a 10k and I thought while I can and I’m still young why not do something for charity,” he said.

“I used to live in Mirfield and passed the school all the time. I asked a couple of people from Brighouse and they said it was a really good charity to do it for.

“The workforce at Kent Introl provided almost three quarters of the amount I raised and I would like to thank them for their support and generosity.

“I am more than happy. It was really hard because the Lockwood course is not a flat road and when I arranged to do this I didn’t know what I was letting myself into,” he laughed.

“I did realise after driving around the course that I had to up my training regime but I finished the course in 49 minutes and ten seconds which is very good for a first attempt.”

Nicky Doyle, community/events fund-raiser for the Trust, said the money will help to provide equipment at the site in Roe Head.

“We rely heavily on support from the community and it is just fantastic how Gibel has done a run for the first time on our behalf,” she said.