Runners race to it for charity fund
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