Run­ners race to it for char­ity fund

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER - KAREN BRIT­TON

RUN­NERS have put in the leg­work to do­nate more than £6,500 to­wards a work place­ment pro­ject at a char­ity.

The Mac­cles­field Har­ri­ers raised the amount for the Rossendale Trust on Hollin Lane in Sut­ton, which cares for adults with learn­ing and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties.

It is a com­bined to­tal from two events this au­tumn – the Mac­cles­field Half Marathon and the Langley Seven, a road race which takes the run­ners past the char­ity’s cen­tre in Sut­ton.

This is the lat­est in a se­ries of do­na­tions made by the Har­ri­ers to sup­port Rossendale.

The Har­ri­ers are keen on fund­ing the trust’s sup­ported em­ploy­ment scheme, WorkTaste, and this lat­est con­tri­bu­tion will be used for this pur­pose.

Sue Heaven, head of fundrais­ing for the trust, said: “This is a fan­tas­tic ef­fort by our good friends the Har­ri­ers.

“Once again, their kind sup­port means so much to Rossendale Trust and the work that we do.

“WorkTaste of­fers a taste of work to the peo­ple we sup­port and it sim­ply would not hap­pen with­out fundrais­ing by peo­ple like the Har­ri­ers.”

Mac­cles­field firms Jor­dan Fish­wick and JJ Cook­son were the spon­sors which made the Macc Half Marathon pos­si­ble.

The run­ners had lots of sup­port from ten­ants and other users of the char­ity as they raced past.

Sue’s col­league Karl Down­ing said: “The great thing is that as well as being a bril­liant do­na­tion for us, the run­ners them­selves re­ally un­der­stand the value of this to a lo­cal char­ity like Rossendale.”

The Rossendale Trust pro­vides care and sup­port for adults with learn­ing and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties.

To know more about the Trust call 01260 252500 or visit rossendaletrust.org.

The money was handed over at Rossendale Trust with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the two spon­sors of the Mac­cles­field Half Marathon, Jor­dan Fish­wick and JJ Cook­son

Man­ager Lau­ren Eames in the ladies loos at The So­ci­ety Rooms

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