A team from Foundations Drug & Alcohol service lent their support to the Grimsby 10K run on 30 July and were part of 350 volunteers who made this annual event possible. With over 3,000 people taking part it is a big local event which brings the local community together and raises money for a number of good causes.
The team of peers, volunteers and staff were given the task of marshaling and supporting the race which included ensuring some roads remained closed to traffic.
Lucy Campbell Foundations Volunteer and Peer Mentor Coordinator said “It was great to support the community and we all enjoyed the day.” adding “Closing roads at the weekend is not appreciated by everyone and our team had to defuse a couple of situations on the day, but everyone had a great time and enjoyed supporting this great local event with the rest of the community.”
The race organisers Tape2Tape contacted the service to express their gratitude and let the service know that a tremendous amount of messages and emails’ had been received saying how fantastic the runners thought the event was. They praised the marshals for ensuring that the race goers had a great time and those out on the course have been given special thanks to making it all work smoothly and ensuing the runner’s safety.
Our next volunteering opportunity is supporting the ABP Humber Half Marathon – 3rd September. The group from Foundations feel this was a positive experience of giving back to the community and have loved being a part of such a big event they are looking forward to the next.
If you are interested in volunteering with Foundations please contact 01472 571 200 and ask for Lucy.