Staff at Huddersfield Community Trust are limbering up to take part in the Great North Run on September 11 to raise funds for the charity, based at The Zone in Huddersfield.
Roger Darwin and Sally Robshaw will be taking on the challenge to not only raise funds to help buy a new minibus for Huddersfield Community Trust but money will also be donated to Kidney Research UK - a charity close to them after CEO, Lisa Hewitt, underwent a kidney transplant.
Local businesses are already showing their support for this worthy cause with Fiat Pentagon, a car dealership in Huddersfield, sponsoring the running tops as well as providing branding for the charity’s new minibus.
Roger Darwin, Sports and Play Zone Manager at Huddersfield Community Trust, taking part in this year’s Great North Run, commented:
“We’re really excited to be taking part in the Great North Run but we’ve definitely got a lot of training to get in before the big day! The money we raise will not only help further the work that Huddersfield Community Trust do but we will be donating half of our total to Kidney Research UK – a fantastic charity that means a lot to us all.”
Huddersfield Community Trust aim to connect with the local community and inspire citizens of all ages to participate in its sport, educational and health focused initiatives including the Dance Zone, Elite Sports Education Academy and the National Citizenship Service.
The charity is also responsible for all community sports and educational activities on behalf of Huddersfield Town Football Club and Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Football Club. The organisation aims to improve community cohesion and raise the hopes and aspirations of people in Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.
Lisa Hewitt, CEO of Huddersfield Community Trust commented:
“I’m absolutely delighted that staff have decided to take on such a huge challenge to raise money for the Trust. The money raised will go towards a new minibus – we’ve been in need of a new bus for a while now and many of our programmes rely heavily on being able to provide transport for young people.I’d like to thank the staff taking part and for also choosing to make a donation to Kidney Research UK. It really means a great deal to me.”