16 Dec WALK (OR RUN) A MILE A DAY THIS JANUARY AND RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY
Citizens Advice Cornwall is issuing a challenge to the public to shed Christmas calories by walking or running the distance of a marathon over January while raising money to help their local community.
People are invited to walk or run 26.2 miles over the month – either in one go or bit by bit.
Launching the fundraising initiative, Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:
“January is a challenging time for many – grey, rainy days coupled with post-Christmas bills. This challenge is a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air, work off those extra pounds and help raise money so we can help people in our community who are struggling.”
Community Fundraising Officer, Tamsin Chapman-Gunner, said:
“Your efforts will help support our vital services providing advice for everyone in the community. The cost of living and energy crisis has seen the need for our services increase more than ever before, we need the help of the general public to be able to meet this need.”
Last year Citizens Advice helped almost 9,000 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly writing-off debt worth a total over £1 million and gaining income worth over £8.1 million.
Members of the public can sign-up for the January Challenge by visiting www.justgiving.com/citizensadvicecornwall and selecting the “fundraise” option, by emailing email@example.com.