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KILOMETRES FOR CARE WORKERS AT LEEDS 10K

KILOMETRES FOR CARE WORKERS AT LEEDS 10K

Employees at Leeds-based healthcare recruitment agency Gilbert Meher are set to run the Jane Tomlinson Run For All Leeds 10k on Sunday 3 July in full PPE and face masks. The firm will be raising money for The Care Worker’s Charity. 

In order to take the challenge to the next level, and in honour of the charity, the group decided to run in full PPE and face masks to pay tribute to the efforts of hardworking and dedicated care workers who worked during the pandemic. 

The race is set to be completed by 15 members of the Gilbert Meher team, including company Director Graeme Dobson, all of whom are aiming to raise at least £3,000 for The Care Worker’s Charity. The charity supports the financial, professional and mental wellbeing of social care workers by making grants, signposting to resources and providing access to services.

Gilbert Meher has partnered with Hallmark Care Homes and the Hallmark Foundation, who will be donating the masks, PPE and tunics for the runners. 

The race, which starts outside the University of Leeds Parkinson building and ends outside Leeds Art Gallery, is in its 15th year and was set up by Jane Tomlinson while battling terminal cancer. 

Corrie Keable, Client Development Manager at Gilbert Meher and organiser of the charity run, said: “The race is our chance to show gratitude to the care workers who worked throughout the pandemic in the scariest of circumstances. The 10k will be a challenging yet incredibly fun day out for colleagues, friends and family, whilst raising much needed funds to support such a worthwhile cause.”

Karolina Gerlich, CEO of The Care Worker’s Charity, said: "The need for our support is as great as ever post Covid and we are so grateful to our sponsors, supporter members and fundraisers for helping us to help those in need.”  

Managing Director of Hallmark Care Homes, Aneurin Brown, said: “It was our pleasure to provide Gilbert Meher with PPE, and tunics for this worthwhile cause. Our 2,150 team members well understand how hot and difficult it can be to work in full PPE so we salute them for running 10k in this uniform and we will be cheering them on, the entire way.”

To donate to Gilbert Meher’s Just Giving page visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gilbertmeher10kforcareworkers  

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