Staff and volunteers at Citizen’s Advice Mid Lincolnshire have been displaying their logo in the streets of Boston to raise money for charity with help from a donation from the Larkfleet Homes Community Fund.
The fund donated £250 to pay for entries to the Boston Fun Run, Half Marathon and Marathon on behalf of Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire.
Staff and volunteers ran, jogged or walked to raise over £600 in sponsorship for Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire. The Larkfleet Community Fund donation was also used to purchase T-shirts with Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire logo that staff and volunteers wore during the event.
Sally Pygott, project development team leader at Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire, said: “All money raised by staff and volunteers who took part in the Boston Fun Run, Half Marathon and Marathon goes to Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire.
We are a local charity that gives people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward and we rely on the generosity of the local community and organisations like Larkfleet to continue that work.
The four main issues we have dealt with over the past year have been benefits, debt, employment and housing. We offer free, confidential advice to everyone in Boston and North Kesteven.”
The Larkfleet Homes Community Fund supports groups that enhance or develop local communities. It makes grants to charities or voluntary organisations within ten miles (16 kilometres) of any housing development by Larkfleet Homes or Allison Homes, both part of The Larkfleet Group of Companies which is based in Bourne, Lincolnshire.
Karl Hick, CEO of The Larkfleet Group of Companies, said: “We were particularly pleased to support Mid-Lincolnshire Citizen’s Advice in entering these events because I am a competitive runner myself, competing in international events.
“Not only that; organisations like Citizens Advice have a positive impact on the local community. We have a strong community ethos at Larkfleet – our developments are carefully designed to provide a sense of place and provide real communities in which people want to live.”
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation manages The Larkfleet Homes Community Fund on Larkfleet’s behalf. Any community or voluntary group wishing to find out more about the fund can visit www.tiny.cc/larkfleet-fund.