Picture: Accountants from JW Hinks are raising money for Lunch On The Run
A team of accountants from Birmingham firm JW Hinks are swapping tax for tracksuits to compete in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run to raise money for a local charity.
Staff members from the Edgbaston-based firm are taking part in the half marathon on 20 October in order to raise funds for Lunch On The Run – their charity of the year.
The Kingswinford charity is a unique organisation where people with a learning disability can enjoy learning about working in catering.
Staff help people develop the skills and confidence that improve their chances of finding a job. This is achieved through personalised training plans and involving trainees in every aspect of the charity’s work.
There are currently three members of staff at the charity who have a learning disability. Other people who the charity has trained now volunteer at a local Community Café or have gone on to work at other places.
James Cruse, audit manager at JW Hinks who is organising the team, said: “Our team are spending many hours a week putting in the hard miles to train for this event and would be grateful for any sponsorship received, however big or small.
“Lunch On The Run is a fantastic charity that provides career opportunities for people with learning disabilities, so hopefully with people’s support we can raise thousands of pounds for this great cause.”
To pledge your sponsorship for this event, please visit https://localgiving.com/fundraising/jwhinks?
For more information on Lunch On The Run visit http://www.lotr.cswebsites.org/.