7th Apr 2021

Our charity Fitness Fundraiser is now at the halfway point. Our members and staff have been doing 5K of exercise, 5 days a week for the past 2 weeks (or almost doing) – and we have 2 weeks left to go.

Some of us have been doing an equivalent of weights training or tennis sometimes. And one staff member has opted to write 500 words, 5 days a week for 4 weeks (exercise for the brain and creativity for the soul).

This is, of course, so that we can raise as much money as we can for our chosen charities. We have already announced our first 2 and now it is time to announce our 3rd charity. It has been chosen by the criminal team who have experienced first hand the valuable work they do.

So we’re very pleased to announce that our third charity will be Nacro!

Nacro are a national social justice charity. They have more than 50 years’ experience of ‘changing lives, building stronger communities and reducing crime’. They are passionate about changing lives, having helped around 32,000 people.

Some of the incredible things they do include: Housing and supporting vulnerable people (including young people, adults and families) and helping them to move on through their National Homes Agency. Offering education and skills to young people outside of mainstream schooling. Helping people in custody and the community to rejoin society, helping with housing, mental health and substance misuse issues. Helping people to overcome barriers built up by their criminal records and to get past their past mistakes.

So we have chosen them as our third charity, in line with our criminal practice. Also, for the simple reason that it’s a crucial and compassionate cause.

Now that we’re halfway through the challenge, we’re very excited about what we will achieve. And to find out what we’ll be able to donate to these four wonderful charities. So keep a lookout for our next (and final) charity reveal and for any of our #fitnessforfundraising updates. Finding out what we have raised, will make all the activities worth it!

Fitness and fundraising together is a brilliant combination! ?️‍♀️ ?️