APEX charity run raises €3690 for Maastricht cause
By Murray Pollok16 September 2011
A delighted Margo de Kock from the Ronald McDonald Huis in Maastricht accepted a check for €3690 from Murray Pollok, managing editor of Access International, following the APEX Charity Fun-Run held on the final morning of the show.
The Ronald McDonald Huis provides accommodation for families visiting sick children at the Maastricht Hospital. It can house up to 17 families at a time and needs to raise around €250000 a year to operate.
Ms de Kock said she was very happy that APEX had "found our house in Maastricht" and that the money raised would make an important contribution to its fund raising activities. "This money will keep 17 families at the Huis for a week - so we are very grateful to you for your support."
Earlier in the day more than 40 runners completed the 6 km run around the MECC exhibition centre. Every runner either gave €20 to the charity or was part of a sponsored team, with each team contributing €500.
The sponsors were Bronto Skylift, JLG Industries, Genie, Power Towers, APEX, Boels Rental, Riwal, KHL Group, IPAF, MECC and Maison van den Boer.
Although not a race, a competitive spirit was evident among the fastest runners, with the winner being Genie's José Miguel Peña Haro, closely followed by several of the Bronto Skylift team.
APEX and Access International would like to thank all those who sponsored the event and who took part in the run.