Housing Trust kick starts autumn fundraising bonanza
Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities
Staff from Halton Housing Trust have already raised over £1500 for the Alzheimer’s Society North West after completing the gruelling English Half Marathon for the fifth year in a row.
Chief executive and fitness fanatic Nick Atkin completed the 13.1 mile road race around Warrington in an impressive one hour 54 minutes, alongside colleagues and friends of the Trust.
Nick said: “The team completed the race in a great time. Knowing that we were raising money for Alzheimer’s Society, our chosen charity for 2013/14 was worth all the training. Many of our staff and customers know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, so it’s a charity close to our hearts.”
On a slightly more relaxed level, Michele Murphy, regeneration officer, and Chrissie Mcloughlin, customer services advisor, also flexed their muscles by taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk, a 10km sponsored walk around Aintree Racecourse on Sunday.
The Trust has several other fundraising activities lined up for the autumn, including an exhilarating zip slide from the iconic Silver Jubilee Bridge, coffee mornings and cake sales. One daredevil staff member, Neil Fisher, has entered the UK’s toughest obstacle race, Tough Mudder. This is a ten mile race on October 5th through mud, water and fire designed by the Special Forces, and he’ll be raising money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
Halton Housing Trust’s running team is £500 short of their £2000 fundraising target. If you would like to offer support, you can donate on their just giving page at www.justgiving.com/Englishhalf2013.