Helping Hand kick starts activity for 2021!
Helping Hand, the non-profit organisation run by a committee of Leyland Trucks and PACCAR Parts employees, has announced a programme of large-scale challenges as part of its #StrongerTogether fundraising event, with the goal of raising £20,000 for local cancer charities.
The organisation has stepped up its charitable commitments in 2021 to commemorate Leyland Trucks’ 125th anniversary, and to combat the impact of the pandemic on charities in the area.
Usually part of Leyland Festival, Helping Hand’s annual fundraising event has been extended for 2021 to span 7 weeks, from 11th July to 31st August, with the bumper #StrongerTogether event packed with fundraising initiatives big and small.
Marking 125 years in business for Leyland Trucks, a truck pull will see teams compete to heave an XF vehicle over a 125-foot course; a 12.5k running and walking event will take place within the Leyland area; and a 125 mile in a day cycling challenge will cover the lanes of North Lancashire.
Meanwhile, doggy walks, half marathons, golf challenges, cycle routes that tackle some of Lancashire’s most notorious climbs and descents, and a team of walkers, cyclists, golfers, runners, triathletes and more, will work to collectively turn their miles into money.
Every penny raised during the #StrongerTogether event will be donated to St Catherine’s Hospice, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support. Cancer charities, like so many worthy causes, have seen a devastating drop in funding due to COVID-19, but the latest stats state that half of people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime.
Lake Ballaton Cycle Challenge September 2019
** CONGRATULATIONS to the team, they completed the challenge in under 11 hours. The full team started and finished, a true team effort and an amazing achievement. Please keep the sponsorship coming in!! Thank you!**
Helping Hand held their 2nd Annual Fundraising Golf Day
FUNDRAISE FOR US
If you would like to raise money for Helping Hand, or have an idea bout a fundraising event, please come and speak to one of the Committee or email us here. We'd love to hear your ideas and help you with your fundraising.