Why Fundraise?

Now, as much as ever, charities need our help. The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives, our mental health and the world in which we live and run in.

Due to reduced funding, charities have been forced to cut back vital services despite rising demand and in some dire situations, some charities have been forced to close - which means the most vulnerable will suffer.

The extent to which coronavirus has affected the charitable sector remains unknown, however across the sector it is predicted that there will be a huge shortfall. 80% of charities predict the crisis will negatively impact their ability to deliver planned objectives over the next 12 months; and one in 10 charities could close, studies have shown.

We know helping others is an important part of being a runr. This is why our virtual runs are as much about helping others as they are about earning a medal.

Our community supports two charities centered around mental health and the environment - two topics extremely close to all our hearts.

Mind

We are supporting Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding, and provide support directly to those who need it most.

Since starting our virtual runs in 2018, the community has raised an incredible £410,000 for Mind and raised awareness of mental health and the positive impact running can have to our own mental health.

Who are Mind?

Eden Reforestation Project

The world in which we live in, and run in, is so important to us all. 

We are working with our seeding foundation partner who plants, grows, and guards the trees to maturity. They do this by empowering people from local villages. They will restore forests and woodlands, conserve habitats rich in biodiversity, and help communities who rely upon forests develop prosperous sustainable livelihoods.

As the reforestation efforts continue, healthy forests start to emerge and the negative effects of deforestation begin to disappear. These trees that are planted provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, restore ocean health, control flooding and erosion, and help to replenish the soil with the nutrients needed for farming.

We have an ambitious 5 year plan to plant 1,000,000 trees via our tree planting partner.

Who are Eden Reforestation Project?

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