Sunday, 28 March 2010
HomeLet insurance run for charirty
HomeLet is the UK’s leading specialist insurance provider has been supporting the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity in a road race.
On the 4th March on this blog we had the headline "HomeLet raises £10K for charity" about the activities of the insurance provider in 2009 raising money for St Barnabas Hospice, Lincolnshire. In 2010 they are raising money for the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity.
HomeLet issued a press release on Friday 26th March 2010 "HomeLet Puts Best Foot Forward For Macmillan"
Twenty-five men and women who work for one of Lincoln’s biggest employers, HomeLet, pounded the city’s streets at the weekend to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The runners managed to raise over £1,500 by competing in the 14th Annual Lincoln 10K Road Race on Sunday 21st March.
HomeLet is the UK’s leading specialist insurance provider for the lettings industry and employs over 320 people at its headquarters at Becor House in Lincoln.
Every year HomeLet staff elect a charity to focus their efforts on and this year they’ve chosen the cancer support charity Macmillan which improves the lives of people affected by the disease.
The charity’s Fundraising Manager Gemma Dixon said: “We are so grateful for the support from the HomeLet employees who took part in the Lincoln 10k Road Race. For every step they have taken, they have helped raise money for people who are living with cancer in the UK today.
Whether they have raised £10 or £100 every single penny really does make a difference. Raising just £10 could pay for 20 copies of The Cancer Guide. This Macmillan booklet can help somebody recently diagnosed with cancer and their family to understand cancer, its treatment and the help available.
“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, and I would really like to say a HUGE thank you to all of those who took part, but also to those who cheered them on and to those who gave so generously.”
In 2009 HomeLet raised over £10,000 for St Barnabas Hospice through various fund-raising activities including cake stalls, book sales and a sponsored dog walk around Hartsholme Country Park.
Referencing Manager Sarah Day, who is also one of the company’s Charity Champions, said she hopes they can raise as much if not more this year.
“Everyone trained really hard for the Lincoln 10K and the company covered the cost of applying to encourage more staff to take part. This was our first big event in 2010 and I’m delighted everyone’s hard work has paid off,” said Sarah.
Managing Director John Boyle added: “As a company and one of the city’s main employers HomeLet is keen to support local events, particularly those which provide us with an opportunity to raise vital funds for our Charity of the Year.
“I want to congratulate all those who took part and thank them for all their hard work. Macmillan Cancer Support is a very worthwhile cause as cancer is a terrible disease which blights so many lives.”
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Posted by Philip Suter at 00:44