Nine members of staff from building society The West Brom are limbering up to take part in the 2015 Morrisons Great Birmingham Run next month.

The group, all based at the society's HQ in West Bromwich, will be running the half marathon Business Challenge on October 18 in aid of its nominated charity Edward's Trust which supports children and families facing loss and surviving bereavement.

Nick Trueman, team co-ordinator and the West Brom's PR manager, said: "The team is really excited about the Great Birmingham Run.

"Some of us have run half marathons before while others are attempting the distance for the first time.

"The atmosphere will be fantastic around the streets of Birmingham but the most important aspect of the day for us is to gather as much support as we can for Edward's Trust.

"The bereavement process is always a hugely testing time and Edward's Trust provides a vital support network to help people cope during this period."

The other members of the team are Lucy Bridge, Elaine Clarke, Andy Cove, Ruth Holyoake, Mike Keig, Faye McKellop, Chris Yates and Chris Yeomans.

The West Brom is hoping to raise around £20,000 for Edward's Trust this year through initiatives including a charity golf day, cake and coffee mornings in branches, bake-offs, fun runs and a sponsored cycle ride.

Business Challenge teams must be a minimum of four people and a maximum of eight but companies can enter as many teams as they want in male, female or mixed-sex categories.

Mixed teams must have a minimum of two men and two women.

Team members must be 16 years of age or over on race day and placings are based on the accumulated first four finishing times in each team.

Every team that enters 12 or more employees will receive their own personalised company engraved plaque.

Visit for more details and to enter the Great Birmingham Run.