#CourtRunRaising at St Michael’s Hospice Half Marathon

Running through the Funding Shortfall!

We’re striding forward with new fundraising initiatives to try and meet the shortfall of income from the local authority of £130,000. Next month, a team of Courtyard runners will take part in the Hereford Half Marathon and Hereford 10K races. The runs are organised by St Michael’s Hospice and will start at Hereford Leisure Centre on Sunday 8 May.

Research by the Charities Aid Foundation, found that Britons have already lapped the planet 9,000 times (or to the moon and back 473 times) for charity in the past 12 months! CAF’s research shows that about 3.6 million UK adults have taken part in a fun run, half marathon or marathon during the past year, clocking up 226 million miles in training and competition and raising around £680 million for charities.

“Our Half Marathon, 10K and 5K runs are all about setting challenges, both as individuals and as a team. We are delighted that The Courtyard has chosen our event to test their fitness and and come together as a team to raise vital funds for a local charity.” – Events Manager Matt Ashcroft at St Michael’s Hospice

As of April 1 2016, Herefordshire County Council has made a 100% withdrawal of £130,000 funding, this money has helped us to strive within the local community with education work as well as supporting arts and older people.

The #CourtRunRaising running team is made up of members of staff from different departments, these include; Phil Pearcy (Front of House), Oliver Wheatley (Sales), Curtis Fulcher (Communications), Jack Heath (Catering), Sam Butterworth, Lauren Holt and Zac Raptis (Bar).

“Staff at The Courtyard are gearing up for a challenge, and this is a perfect way of generating money for a worthwhile cause. What most people don’t realise is that The Courtyard is a charity and only 20 percent of money from tickets comes back to the arts centre, so extra fundraising activity is needed just like any other charity to support its work.” – Curtis Fulcher, Head of Communications, and one of the running team for The Courtyard

Please dig deep and support our runners in who are taking on either the Half Marathon (13.1 miles) or the 10k run on 8 May at Hereford Race Course. Thank you! (Reg. Charity No. 1067869).

Click here to donate online through our JustGiving page. 

Even a small donation will make all the difference to our runners!