St Teresa’ Hospice is a charity close to many members’ hearts. They offer palliative and end of life care and support to people with life-limiting illness, and to their families/carers. Their aim is to provide the best possible care for those who need it, enhancing quality of life and helping people live with their illness, as comfortably as possible. It costs £3m a year to maintain their services.
Quakers Running Club were recently presented with a certificate of thanks from St Teresa’s Hospice (this year’s chosen charity) for all of their fundraising efforts over the years. The Social Committee received the certificate on behalf of the club, and several members have committed to running the Great North Run this September, collecting sponsorship and raising funds.
The Hospice still have guaranteed charity places left for the Great North Run, which will be held on 11th September 2022. Anyone interested in signing up can contact the Events Team for more information on 01325 254321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quakers Running Club’s social committee promote an inclusive and friendly community culture outside of the running environment, actively engaging with members to ensure the club is seen as welcoming and friendly to members and non-members. Over the years, various local charities have been supported and previous fundraising events have included annual club presentation nights, ceilidhs, quiz nights, picnics in the park, litter picks, race nights, lottery bonus balls and Christmas parties. Future planned events include a quiz night, a day trip to York and Christmas party.