A COMPANY is entering the Keighley BigK 10K for the first time.

But one of the Morses Club PLC team is no stranger to the annual charity event.

Company secretary Dave Belmont is taking part for the seventh time.

"My colleagues at Morses Club are from all over Yorkshire and I have told them what an excellent event the Keighley BigK 10K is," he said.

"They are looking forward to running the hilly course!"

The Birstall-based firm has already raised more than £1,000 in sponsorship.

Mr Belmont began taking part in the Manorlands event with colleagues from his then-workplace, Acorn Stairlifts at Steeton.

Last year, he won the accolade for best individual fundraiser.

Andrew Wood, community fundraising manager at the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice, said: "Despite never winning the race itself, Dave has won more BigK silverware than anyone else through his involvement with Acorn Stairlifts and last year as an individual.

"We are delighted that he has got his new workplace involved and hopefully it will inspire lots of other local businesses to get a team together too."

The Keighley BigK 10K, which also includes a five-kilometre run, takes place on Mother’s Day – Sunday, March 11.

It starts and finishes at Victoria Park, following a multi-terrain route around the town.

Last year, the event – which is celebrating its 11th anniversary – attracted 1,400 entries and raised over £50,000 for the hospice.

Sponsors are the Airedale Shopping Centre, Colin Appleyard and Keighley Lifts.

For more details and to enter, visit sueryder.org/bigk10k.