MCA CEO Runs Royal Parks Half Marathon to Raise £1000 fot the Depaul Trust

Alan Leaman, CEO of the Management Consultancies Associations (MCA), the trade association for UK-based consulting firms, completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 12th October 2008. He raised £1,000 for The Depaul Trust, the largest national charity for homeless young people.

Depaul Trust is the chosen charity of the MCA. Over the past four years, the MCA has raised more than £20,000 to help homeless young men and women.

Competing in his first race of this length, Alan Leaman joined over 12,500 runners in the first half marathon to race through central London. The Royal Parks Half Marathon, started and finished in Hyde Park, passed near the front door of the MCA in Trafalgar Square, and included stages which went through the surroundings of St James’s Park, The Green Park and Kensington Gardens.

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About the Management Consultancies Association
The MCA was formed in 1956 to represent the consultancy industry to its clients, the media and government.  Management consultancy is an increasingly important industry for the UK economy with management consultancy revenues for 2007 estimated at around £8bn.  MCA members represent around 70% of the UK consulting sector, employ around 30,000 consultants and work with most of the FTSE100 and all government departments. Eight of the top ten UK-based consulting firms (by consulting fee income) are members.        

The MCA supports its member firms with a range of services including events, publications, interest groups and public relations. The Association also works with its members to attract the top talent into the industry. The MCA provides advice on the selection and use of management consultants and is the main source of data on the UK market.
Depaul Trust
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Depaul Trust (registered charity no 802384) first opened its doors in 1989. Initially based in London, it became a national charity in 1997 and is now the largest national charity for homeless young people.

Depaul Trust helps young people across the UK who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged. We are passionate about what we do, working in the very heart of local communities.

We protect young people who become homeless by finding them a place to call their home. Each year we provide over 100,000 bed nights and we are open every day and night.

We prevent young people from becoming homeless by rebuilding family relationships and offering through the gate support to young offenders.

We provide young people with the chance to fulfil their potential in the community through education, volunteering, training and jobs.

Since we started in 1989, we’ve made a difference to over 40,000 young people.

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