M&S staff step out in memory of Matthew

Ryan Lemon (M&S Northern Ireland Head of Region), Lauren McCaughtry (Matthew's partner and Commercial Manager, M&S Lisburn), Killian Connolly (M&S Lisburn Commercial Operations Manager) and Lynsey Beatty (M&S 50 Years Project Manager).
Ryan Lemon (M&S Northern Ireland Head of Region), Lauren McCaughtry (Matthew's partner and Commercial Manager, M&S Lisburn), Killian Connolly (M&S Lisburn Commercial Operations Manager) and Lynsey Beatty (M&S 50 Years Project Manager).

Staff from the Marks and Spencer stores in Lisburn and Newtownbreda took to the road recently for a commemorative walk in memory of their former colleague, Matthew Thompson.

The 39-year-old, who was Food Commercial Manager at M&S Newtownbreda, tragically died whilst jogging on the Lagan Towpath in June last year.

Since his passing, M&S has installed defibrillators in all local stores, and Matthew’s colleagues have fundraised for staff heart screening for certain age groups.