Rachel Parker and James Caldwell from team innov8 will be running in this weekends Half Marathon in London in what is the Royal Parks Half Marathon as part of our commitment to help raise funds for the Meeting Needs Charity!
Who are they?
Meeting Needs is a registered charity founded by leading figures in the UK conference and events Industry. The objective of Meeting Needs is to raise funds for worthy causes relevant to the events industry. We are proud of the way that we have united the Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Events industry, whether they are competitors or suppliers, united behind a common cause.
What are you doing?
So James and Rachel are running the Royal Parks Half Marathon, a tough slog of a course around central London which will take several hours to complete and involved 13 miles of distance.
The Royal Parks Foundation Half takes place each October, starting and finishing in the stunning Hyde Park. Runners take part in the 13.1 mile route, half the marathon distance, through Central London, taking in the spectacular sites of the capital and the beautiful Royal Parks. As well as all of the fantastic runners that take part, there will be thousands of spectators there to cheer on their friends and family and share this amazing day.
What do you need?
We need your help raising funds for Meeting Needs via our Virgin Giving Pages for James and Rachel to help meet their combined £1,000 target!
What does the money go towards?
Take a look at this! One of the fantastic projects Meeting Needs will help fund from our efforts running the Royal Parks Half Marathon is the building of a new, high quality primary school building that will give 585 children access to a full primary education in the Katole community of Zambia. The construction work will be carried out by Build It International while Meeting Needs will pay for the installation of solar power lighting to the buildings so that they can also be used for adult literacy classes and meetings in the evening in addition to educating children.
We have worked with Build It International previously on several such projects including at Katuba (pictured) and their model of working also trains local people in construction skills as apprentices and helps them find employment afterwards – 20 local youngsters were trained in the Katuba project - it is a remarkable concept that benefits all and we are delighted to partner them again