30th November 2020
The British Red Cross are calling businesses to sign-up a team for the Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon in Liverpool to raise money for the charity, which helps people in the UK and overseas get the life-changing support they need when crisis strikes.
Organised by the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, it is an iconic, sell-out marathon and half marathon across Liverpool city center. The half-marathon has been rescheduled and is now taking place on the 24th – 25th October 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It has become a firm favourite for many runners.
The British Red Cross have their own discounted charity places for this event, however these are limited and first come, first serve so it is advised to book your places as soon as possible! Join the perfect fitness team-builder and raise money for a desperately needed cause.
The British Red Cross would like to thank all the runners who have kindly already signed up and assure them that their places have been re-allocated to the October date.
The Red Cross has 260 volunteers in the Merseyside area and this year, have helped those who have quarantined at Arrowe Park hospital in the Wirral. Throughout their stay, they have offered them emotional support by phone if needed, and the staff and volunteers made sure they received parcels from friends and family members.
In Merseyside, more than 6,700 people make regular donations to the charity to help fund its work and many more make one-off donations. Here are two ways you can help: donate items to one of the charity’s six Merseyside-based charity shops or get sponsored to do events such as the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon.
“We are incredibly excited about this event. Getting involved with the Red Cross gives you so many ways to use your kindness to help people in crisis. Every step you take could be helping a family made homeless by a house fire, someone who needs to borrow a wheelchair to stay independent after an accident and refugees and asylum seekers who need help settling into their new community or making contact with loved ones.”Charis Priestly-Bird, British Red Cross Community Fundraising Manager in Merseyside
To find out more about how to sign up, contact Charis Priestly-Bird on 07711 189085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the work of the British Red Cross in the UK and overseas, visit their website here.
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