Emmaus Preston offering discounted entry for City of Preston run

Posted on - 7th September, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Sport, What's On in Preston
Emmaus Preston's community home in Ribbleton Lane
Emmaus Preston’s community home in Ribbleton Lane

Emmaus Preston is offering reduced entry for people who register for the SPAR City of Preston run and raise money for the homelessness charity. 

These special charity places are available to people of all ages who would like to collect sponsorship donations for Emmaus Preston in the build-up to the fun run on Sunday 24 September.  

The race sets off from the Flag Market at 9.30am near the charity’s four shops in Fishergate and Lowthian Street. Participants in the fundraising event will have the choice to challenge themselves to a 10k or a take on a one-mile route.

All money raised will help Emmaus Preston support people building back from homelessness, and generate the income needed to sustain its community home on Ribbleton Lane in the city. 

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Director of Emmaus Preston, Stephen Buchanan, said: “Come and register with Emmaus Preston for the SPAR City of Preston run and raise money for a good cause while having fun with your workmates, social club, or friends and family.

“Our thanks to the Mayor of Preston Yakub Patel who made this opportunity possible for Emmaus Preston, one of his chosen charities of the year. 

“What you raise in sponsorship will help us continue our vital work helping people facing homelessness in the city and supporting these people to build back to happier and more fulfilled lives. 

“To assist you or your business or organisation with this, we’re excited to offer free fundraising tips for everyone entering their support for Emmaus Preston. Simply register with us and we’ll send you a special code to enter the race website so you can join in the fun!” 

Part of The SPAR City of Preston course last year

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Tom Murphy, Marketing Manager at James Hall and Co. Ltd, SPAR UK’s primary wholesaler and distributor for the North of England, said: “The SPAR City of Preston 10K is always a brilliant event and James Hall and Co. Ltd is proud of its Preston base. We will have employees running for Team SPAR on the day in what is a home race for the company.”

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Emmaus Preston is a registered homelessness charity providing accommodation, support, and belonging for people with experience of homelessness or social isolation. 

The charity was shortlisted for UCLan’s community team of the year for its work with people who have experienced homelessness, providing individual support, training, and opportunities to progress. 

To register your interest in fundraising for Emmaus for the SPAR City of Preston run and claim your discount code, visit the Emmaus website.

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