Hackney Half Marathon for MacMillan Cancer Support

Stephanie Watson (daughter of David Watson, General Manager of the Clarke Chapman Gateshead businesses), completed the Hackney Half Marathon on Sunday 19th May 2019 to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Stephanie raised £585.00 and with the Company’s Charity matching, in total has raised £1,170.

Stephanie’s Story

In November 2018 my lovely Grandad was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of lung cancer which affects around 2,500 people per year in the UK. Exposure to asbestos is responsible most of mesothelioma cases, and has been the cause of my Grandad's illness as a result of his work when he was in his early 20s. I want to show my support to a man who has always supported me in any way that can make even a small difference by giving back to the amazing people that work hard to make this difficult time as comfortable as possible. I’ll be running my first half marathon on 19th May to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. They fulfill a vital role in ensuring that when cancer strikes there will always be someone to help you feel that you are not alone and to provide advice and support at such a traumatic time.

Langley Holdings match funding equally matches any charitable donations made by employees and their immediate families.

About Match Funding

The group's match funding policy was introduced in 2015 whereby Langley companies equally match any charitable donation made by employees. During 2015 the group's companies matched around €63k of employee donations to a variety of causes. The employee's chosen charity must be legally registered with full charitable status in the employee's country; employees wishing to apply for a company matching donation should do so through the Managing Director of their respective company. Terms & Conditions apply.

About Langley Holdings

Langley Holdings plc is a diverse, privately owned engineering and industrial group based in the UK. The group comprises 5 operating divisions, based principally in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, with a substantial presence in the United States and more than 80 subsidiaries worldwide. The operating divisions produce equipment ranging from electrical systems for data centres and machinery for cement and steel plants, to food packaging lines, automotive welding equipment and printing presses. The group, which was founded in 1975 by the current Chairman and sole shareholder, Tony Langley employs around 4,300 people worldwide.