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Nathan Jessimer Elevates Our Charity and Community Support

Starfish Construction introduced 'Elevate', our company culture and operational programme, which drives us forward to reach new levels of excellence. At the heart of Elevate is Colleague Support and understanding we are more effective as a collective team, collaborating and supporting each other. This support is as essential outside work as it is during our working day.

Supporting Our Colleagues and Their Charitable Cause

Over the years, many of the team at Starfish Construction have taken up the challenge to raise funds for much-needed research and to support causes close to their hearts. On Sunday, 16th April 2023, Nathan Jessimer, Technical Surveyor at Starfish Construction, participated in the Manchester Marathon. A keen runner, Nathan has undertaken several challenges in the past to help raise money for charitable causes.

First Marathon Challenge

Deciding to run a marathon is not for the faint-hearted and takes many hours of dedication and training to build up to the big day! This year, Nathan challenged himself to run a marathon for the first time, participating in the Manchester Marathon and raising funds for Cancer Research UK. Nathan completed the marathon in a very respectable 3 hours and 54 minutes. According to LIVESTRONG.COM the average time to finish a marathon is 4 hours, 32 minutes and 49 seconds - so Nathan can be very proud of his time, especially for his first marathon.

"It has been a hard few months getting mentally and physically prepared for my first marathon, and I couldn't have completed the Manchester Marathon without the support of my family, friends and everyone who donated to my fundraising appeal. Your support has meant so much and helped me raise over £1000." 

Nathan Jessimer, Technical Surveyor, Starfish Construction

Raising Essential Funds

Fundraising is essential for every charity, and Cancer Research UK is no exception. With one in two people in the UK born after 1960 diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime, and cancer the cause of one in four deaths in the UK, research is vital and helps improve these terrible statistics. But with the ability to spot cancer earlier and the development of new treatments, over 50% of people diagnosed with cancer survive ten years or more, with survival rates increasing all the time.

Nathan's Manchester Marathon success enabled him to raise over £1,000 to help support Cancer Research UK's vision "to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured." The achievement by Nathan and the support of everyone who donated make this vision just that little bit closer.

If you would like to add to the £1020 + GiftAid already raised, visit