Volunteers, community members and runners will be taking to the streets on Sunday July 21st for the 2019 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K.
A £1 donation is made from every race entry into a fund shared between the event’s charity partners – Harbour Place, RNLI, Marie Curie, St Andrew’s Hospice, Grimsby Rotary Club, The Health Tree Foundation and Inspire TCI.
We got to hear from some of the charities who have contributed to and benefitted from the race.
Steve Beasant is the ward Councillor for the East Marsh.
He said: “I’m always looking out for opportunities to raise money for good causes.
“Since I was elected in 2003 I have raised almost £6,000.
“Unfortunately, the East Marsh is one of the most deprived wards in the UK.
“With this comes community struggles with money, mental illness and the use of drugs and alcohol.
“These things often play a part in people becoming homeless.
“I passionately believe that a living safely and securely in a home is something that everyone should have.
“Every pound that I raise from running this year’s Grimsby 10k will go to the respected homelessness charity, Harbour Place.”
If you would like to donate to Steve’s fundraising goal please go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-beasant
Also from Harbour Place, Councillor Stan Shreeve said: “I joined Harbour place as a Trustee when I saw first-hand the great work it does supporting rough sleepers.
“Through Harbour Place homeless people can get emergency food and shelter.
“The charity also tackles the issue on a deeper level working with local services and homeless people themselves to overcome the complex issues that led to them becoming homeless and getting them back into permanent accommodation.
“The race is great fun for people watching and running so I’m really looking forward to it.”
Hundreds of volunteering opportunities are also created for local people making the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k much more than a race. Volunteers can sign up at www.tape2tape.co.uk/volunteer.
12 races in 12 months in aid of St. Andrew’s Hospice
Diane Crookes, Assistant Head of St Martin’s Preparatory School in Grimsby, is running 12 races in 12 months to raise funds for St Andrew’s Hospice!
She began this journey in January 2019 and is hoping to raise £800 for St Andrew’s Hospice!
Diane has successfully taken part in 5 out of her 12 races so far and has raised over £600 for the hospice!
Her next race is the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k.
The Hospice are hoping to have 40 people run for them this year, to celebrate their 40th Anniversary!
To support Diane in her fundraising for St Andrew’s Hospice, please visit her fundraising page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/diane-crookes1
Entries for the race are filling up quickly so please sign up soon at www.greatgrimsby10k.com .
The race starts at 10am outside the Grimsby Town Hall.
The public are invited to the Finish Line Festival in People’s Park which has activities, food and drinks for everyone to enjoy.
The cost is low at just £17 or £15 for affiliated running club members which is why entries are filling up fast so anyone who would like to run is encouraged to sign up at www.greatgrimsby10k.com quickly.
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