On Sunday 24th September, 21 of our staff took part in the SPAR City of Preston 10k, hosted by Quest Events. Our chosen charity for the run was Recycling Lives, in which we succeeded in our target of £1200, raising a total amount of £1225.
Recycling Lives Charity aims to reduce homelessness and reoffending through their support into employment and stable housing. More recently, they have also added food redistribution to their model, in partnership with FareShare, to help tackle food poverty and food waste.
Aligning with our social values of giving back to the wider community, at Service Care Solutions, we are delighted to have partnered with Recycling Lives for this charity event.
Josh Holland, Chair of Social Value, Head of Division, Social Work, said “I’m genuinely proud of the efforts of everyone to not only run (and finish) the race but also to raise over £1200 for Recycling Lives Charity. It was a really challenging course, with plenty of hills, so to be able to get all 21 runners to finish the race is a testament to the hard work and determination of all runners. We are hoping this is the first of many fundraising events over the next 12 months, so keep your eyes peeled for further information.”
Oli Parkinson, Team Leader of Healthcare, commented “It was a hard run - I didn't expect quite as many inclines as there were! If I were running alone I'd have struggled but the support from spectators throughout the race drove me on - in the end, it was just such a relief to finish the race!”
Emma Petricco, Recruitment Consultant, Social Work, said “It was a great effort from the whole team yesterday. The run was extremely hilly making it a tough race, but it felt very rewarding when I crossed the finish line.”
At the end of the run, all contestants were awarded with a commemorative SPAR City of Preston medal, and a technical t-shirt.
You can find out more about the benefits of running for charity in our new blog.
If you still wish to donate to Recycling Lives, our Just Giving page is still live.