Liverpool John Moores student fights UK hunger with 52 mile fundraising
Lea, an IT student at Liverpool John Moores University and intern
at global animal health company, Elanco, is running 52 miles across Merseyside
to raise funds for surplus food redistribution charity, FareShare.
Starting on Sunday, 3 July 2016, Stephen will take on 6 races, over 7 days,
including the Southport ½ Marathon, the Thurstaston
Multi Terrain 10k, and Sustrans Cycle Trail 10 Miler. The last leg of the Tour
of Merseyside challenge is a 12 mile coastal run from New Brighton to Hoylake,
and back again.
Stephen is hoping that his fundraising challenge will raise at least £300 for
FareShare, to help the charity redistribute more good quality food that might
otherwise go to waste, to charities and community groups that support vulnerable
people across the UK.
Claudine Piggott, Corporate Development Manager at FareShare, said:- "We
are delighted and grateful that Stephen is taking on this challenge to help FareShare tackle food waste and fight hunger across the UK. For every £1 that
Stephen raises, FareShare is able to redistribute
enough food for charities to serve up 4 nutritious meals, so we'd urge people to
sponsor Stephen generously and wish him luck with all 6 events."
Mark Hall, Development Manager at FareShare Merseyside, added:- "Taking on
the Southport ½ Marathon is quite
something, let alone following that up with another 5 running events in the days
that follow, so I'm full of admiration that Stephen is taking on this challenge
to raise awareness and funds for FareShare's work, both here in Merseyside and
across the UK."
Elanco, where Stephen is an intern, has been supporting FareShare since 2012. To
date, the company's donations have enabled FareShare to redistribute enough food
for more than 800,000 meals for people in need. The company's staff also
volunteer regularly at FareShare's Regional Centres, where surplus from the food
and drink industry is sorted and redistributed to local charities and community
Stephen can be sponsored on his Just Giving
Find out more about
volunteering opportunities at FareShare Merseyside and other regional centres
across the UK