The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k has been helping charities since 2016, and this year is no different.
The much-loved event is more than a road race. It brings the community together to raise thousands of pounds for various charities and provides a wealth of volunteering opportunities.
In 2022, the race helped raise more than £16,000 directly for the chosen charities from race entries, fundraiser places and other initiatives.
The seven chosen local charities for 2023’s event are: Horizon Youth Zone, Harbour Place, Cleethorpes RNLI, A Platform To Talk, Grimsby Rotary, We Are With You (formerly Addaction) and Care of Police Survivors.
Neil and Nicola Pattison, race directors from Tape2Tape, said: “We’re delighted this staple event in North East Lincolnshire’s calendar can support so many local charities and community groups, as well as bringing the community together for a fantastic race through the town. We wanted this event to be more than just a race, and with the support of so many, we have achieved this.”
A bit about this year’s seven chosen charities:
Opening its doors in 1996, Harbour Place aims to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society. In 2011, the charity started operating an Outreach team which works closely with rough sleepers, building relationships and trust to form a base that allows positive change to happen. Harbour Place also has a night shelter, operating 365 days a year.
Horizon Youth Zone
Horizon Youth Zone is a brand-new youth charity, set to provide thousands of young people with the opportunity to discover their passion and their purpose.
Located in the heart of Grimsby, it will be a safe and inspiring place for young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with additional needs, to enjoy their leisure time.
Find out more here: About Us – Horizon Youth Zone
A Platform To Talk
A Platform To Talk is a local community Facebook group that has been set up by local people to provide a platform for people to talk, seek help and gain advice for mental health issues. The group provides a platform for people to talk about mental health and welfare and makes sure that those in need can access the help they need.
The RNLI is a charity of volunteers who save lives at sea. Powered primarily by donations, their search and rescue service has been saving lives for nearly 200 years.
Grimsby Rotary Club is very active in charity work, mainly focusing on local needs. They raise money to support other charities. Over the last 9 years, more than £180,000 has been raised with principal local beneficiaries being St Andrews Hospice, Macmillan Nurses, Motor Neurone Disease, Child Development Centre, Blue Cross and many more.
Find out more here: Rotary Club of Grimsby – welcome. (rotary-ribi.org)
We Are With You
We Are With You is a charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.
Find out more here: How we work – With You (wearewithyou.org.uk)
Care of Police Survivors
Care of Police Survivors is a charity that supports the families of police officers and staff who have lost their lives on duty.
What does the event mean for charities?
Each of the seven charities has been given a stretch of the race to marshal and will be staffing it with their own volunteers.
A pound from every race entry will be put into a pot and shared among the seven charity partners. They are also given charity places in the race for people who’d like to take part and raise money. Please contact one of the charities listed if you are interested.
All the charities have been allocated 20 free places each by Tape2Tape. Runners can contact the charities direct if they would like to run for them.
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