HiQ Henley centre manager Carl Reid is urging his fellow colleagues to put their best feet forward for Breast Cancer Care, after he raised more than £600 from a 10k run.

Carl and his wife Rachel raised £645 from the Swallowfield 10k run on September 5 and he also smashed his personal best time in the process, finishing in 57 min.

Rachel also clocked a best-ever time, finishing in 1hr 7min and the pair are now preparing to swell the coffers even more with a half marathon in Reading.

And while Carl's limbs might still be aching after the event, he is encouraging everyone across the network to do their bit for the charity, as a month of fundraising is set to kick off in October.

Carl said: Beating these times gave us a huge sense of achievment and that has been enhanced by the fact we have raised £645.66 for Project Pink - a total that is still rising.

"May I take this opportunity to encourage everyone do something as the feeling afterwards is the best. Not only have we achieved something for ourselves but we have managed to support a worthy cause as well."

Throughout the month of October, HiQ is preparing to go pink in a month-long attempt get near to the £100,000 mark that they set at the start of 2009.

During October, HiQ online will be donating £1 per tyre sold, while franchisees are being encouraged to donate £1 each for every free health check they complete.

Each HiQ centre is being challenged to raise £275 each and a separate day of fundraising has been earmarked for October 13 from HiQ's base at Tyre Fort, Erdington.

HiQ's marketing manager Geraldine McGovern said: "Carl and Rachel have shown us all how to do it and we applaud him for his efforts.

"With our Project Pink fundraising month now imminent, the pair's energy sapping efforts have arrived at the perfect time, and we hope they will inspire others to do the same!"