Cintra once again fielded a strong squad for the annual Sunshine Fun Run, narrowly missing out on the coveted podium spot it achieved last year!

The Sunshine Fun Run unfortunately clashed with the celebration evening of prestigious regional business award ‘Culture for Success’. Shortlisted in the awards the Cintra team were split between attending the awards ceremony and participating in the run. Whilst their colleagues took to the stage to claim their award, the runners: Alastair Green, Clark Gunn, Andrew Thompson, Craig Gillespie, Mark Faulkner, Khalil Elmaniani, Shaun Lowery and James, donned their bright yellow Cintra t-shirts and joined the crowds supporting the Sunshine Fund. The Cintra t-shirts were very apt as the theme of this year’s run encouraged everyone to ‘go bananas’!

The Sunshine Fund was established in 1928 by King George V on his visit to Tyneside to commemorate the opening of The Tyne Bridge. Today the North East fund works to enhance the lives of local disabled children and their families through the provision of essential equipment, learning aids and custom built apparatus. Backed by many high profile Geordies, including Ant and Dec, Cintra are proud to lend their support to this worthy cause too. Cintra CEO, and adopted Geordie, Carsten Staehr said: “At Cintra we go the extra mile for our customers on a daily basis, so to go three (and a bit) miles, for such a worthy cause is second nature to us!”

Cintra have participated in the Sunshine Fun Run now for many years and seasoned runner Alastair Green commented: “It’s a pleasure to run in the Cintra team and great to have new faces join us this year. The atmosphere is great – a healthy level of competition amongst the runners but overall everyone is there to have fun – something Cintra are very good at!”

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