Staff and volunteers at Qube Oswestry are getting busy as part of a charity challenge to raise funds for support services in the local area.
For 26 days from 26th April (which is the day when the 40th London Marathon would have been run), staff from Qube Owestry Community Action will be taking part in a range of challenges to raise local awareness and generate much needed funds which will be used to provide shopping services, telephone support and befriending for members of the community who may not have family and friends nearby and for whom access to local support is not available.
Chief Officer, Laurel Roberts said ‘’Every year the London Marathon raises millions of pounds for charities across the country. This year, the funders behind the event have come up with an idea to share those funds with charities even though the event won’t be taking place. At Qube we have decided to see this as an opportunity to raise awareness that Qube is a local based charity and a much needed one too. I am proud to say that our wonderful staff have come up with some weird and wonderful ways of fundraising during these unusual times.”
Staff who are all currently working from home, have pledged to engage with the challenge and will be taking part in their chosen activities in accordance with current rules and social distancing restrictions
From knitting to baking to cycling and various other activities ending with ing they want to ‘walk the talk’ and provide an opportunity for those who may not be able to take part physically but would like to donate money. Their aim is to have fun, raise funds, and achieve something together.
Regular updates will be made via social media and additional information is available at the Qube website.
Anyone wanting to get involved or wishing to make a donation can find out more by calling (01691 656882) or visiting www.qube-oca.org.uk.