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Our Very Own Matt Barber Is About To Embark On The 10K Manchester Winter Run

There’s nothing quite inspiring as someone dedicating both the time and effort to partake in a challenging run for charity, and that’s exactly what our Technical Art Director, Matt Barber, will be doing on the 12th of February!

The Manchester Winter Run is 10 kilometres in total, and is one of the most popular regional runs in the calendar.

Matt will be running with his sister Michelle as they both raise money for Breast Cancer Care, a charity close to Matt’s heart after the help they provided for a close friend.

With a sister that’s always been athletic, Matt himself also enjoys sports, often taking part in Pixel8’s charity football matches. However, an injury to his ankle recently set him back on his sporting journey, and after being told by his doctor that there was a 50/50 chance he may never walk properly again, he has gone above and beyond what thought possible and now is a running connoisseur.

With the guidance from his sister, Matt has been able to rebuild his strength up slowly and has been running 6k 3 times a week. He has also been smashing his personal steps goal of 10,000 steps each and every day in preparation for the big day - and everyone’s incredibly proud of him in the office!

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If you’d like to donate to support Matt and Breast Cancer Care, then please visit the JustGiving page. You can also text PIXL86 with the amount you’d like to donate to 70070.  

Matt’s motto is that it’s never too late to go out there and do whatever it is you want to do. Whether that’s building up your health or perhaps chasing down a new career choice - age is simply a number. And we believe Matt and his sister are a shining example of what can be achieved if you put your mind to it!



Matt completed the run with his sister with a time of 1 hour and 4 minutes. He was also rewarded with a medal and a runner's t-shirt for his troubles! Matt is looking to do more runs in the future, so make sure you keep an eye on our blog to keep up to date with his progress. And finally, thank you to everyone who donated. We really appreciate your generosity. 

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