Seymour pledges support to a fantastic cause

SEYMOUR CIVIL ENGINEERING has pledged its support to two men as they make it their mission to raise funds for a charity close to their hearts.

Lee Dodgson (left) and John Hewitson (right) with Seymour’s Lisa Gooding (centre)

Seymour has sponsored John Hewitson and Lee Dodgson from Hartlepool to run from Lands End to John O’Groats to support Alice House Hospice.

John, who is the Academy Manager at Hartlepool United, learnt of Seymour, through it’s sponsorship of the football club and Lee, is a former firefighter and currently working as a Production Technician.

Lee, said: “Training is going well and we are determined to make this the biggest success it can be. Everyone in Hartlepool, has been touched by the fantastic work and we want to do as much as we can to help.”

The pair will be attempting the feat of running the equivalent of two marathons a day for a total of 15 days the hope of raising £40,000 that will go towards the care of patients at the hospice.

Alice House is a charity hospice dedicated to helping people affected by terminal illnesses and their family members who are looking for support.

Lisa Gooding, from Seymour Civil Engineering, said: “We are proud to support the Alice House charity, who provide care comfort and support to people in their time of need.

“Seymour would also like to wish Lee and John the best of luck on running from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 15 days, which is an unbelievable thing to do, and for them to remember one thing – You can do it!”

To pledge your support, go to or contact Greg Hildreth at the Hospice on 01429 855529 or