The Annual SETA Dash got off to a festively fabulous start after a slight delay regarding Santa Suits being locked away and no key! (I think we’ll just blame naughty elves in the office!).

Once all the apprentices were suitably Santa’d up we gathered at the Home of Stockport Harriers for the race to commence, much to the delight of the CP Wheelers group who were also at the clubhouse. The weather had held off perfectly all morning until just before the race began. Our Santa’s ran through the puddles, hail and rain all in aid of the wonderful charity which is ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ dream making for sick and terminally ill children. Wish are today taking some of the children we have helped to Centre Parcs for a Winter Wonderland Extravaganza where they will get to meet ‘The Real Santa’ amongst other things.

The finishing line up seen Tyler Arnfield, Engineering Apprentice for Federal Mogul take the 1st place, Jonah Pakpahan, Engineering Apprentice for Swizzels Matlow take the 2nd spot and George Whalley, Engineering Apprentice for Oerlikon take the 3rd place prize.

Congratulations to our winning apprentices but as Dean Shannon (SETA Technical Skills Sales Manager) quite rightly stated,   “You are all winners, each and every one of you. Taking part in this event to help our chosen charity is a great gesture from you and we are grateful to you all”.

With thanks to all of the apprentices who took part in this years event and a big thank you to all of the companies for your continuous support and charitable donations. Should you wish to donate to this, or any of our charitable events please contact Lisa Harris at SETA on 0161 480 9822 or email