As a business, our CSR focus is directed towards the increasing problem of homelessness across the UK. In support of our focus, Alex Rowbottom, Director at Foundation Recruitment, is running the Wiggle Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 13th October to raise money for the Manchester homeless charity, The Mustard Tree.
Let’s hear from Alex…
“As a Manchester based business, it’s imperative for us to champion change in the community and we’ve dedicated our time over the years to The Mustard Tree to support them in their mission to support people across Greater Manchester in poverty and facing homelessness.
I decided to volunteer to raise awareness (and hopefully a good chunk of money) to support this genuinely worthwhile and needed cause by running a half marathon. For those of you who have known me for some time, you’ll remember I broke my ankle 4 years ago and haven’t ran since…(!) so this is a huge challenge for me personally. I really do need your support!
Please donate anything you can; your contribution will go a long way – thank you!”
What is The Wiggle Run?
The Wiggle Manchester Half is the biggest in the region with over 13,000 runners. The 13.1 mile challenge aims to truly represent all the wonderful people of Manchester and celebrate our achievements. It is this reason we felt it the perfect event to support The Mustard Tree.
What is the Mustard Tree?
The Mustard Tree has established a track record over the past 25 years, tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness. The work they do is fantastic, through practical support, friendship, connections into work, improvements to health and wellbeing, plus new experiences to encourage aspiration.
We will continue to support them at their Manchester base, but we know they need all the donations they can get to continue their mission: to give more people the chance to escape homelessness and poverty – for good!
If you can help, please follow the link below to donate – any donation you can make, no matter how big or small, will go a long way!