This year the Montane Lakeland 100 competitors have raised in excess of £42,000.00 for Epic Kidz. The Lakeland 100 event has a huge and dedicated team of hard working volunteers and this year we have asked all of the checkpoint owners and checkpoint managers from the event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the coming few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by the Lakeland 100 family.
Our next donation in the series has come from The Endurance Store. Angela & her legendary team run the checkpoint at Dalemain. Located on the beautiful Dalemain Estate, their checkpoint is the half way point for the 100 runners and the starting point for the 50 runners. Resembling a makeshift field hospital and stocked with their famous stash of pick & mix, they look after the weary 100 runners and encourage them out onto the 2nd half of the route towards home. Angela has chosen The Brick Project to receive her £500 donation.
The Brick is a small project that is heavily supported by volunteers but delivers big results for the community it serves in Wigan. It provides a safe, solid building block for people in crisis to begin to construct a new life and become valuable members of society. The organisation seeks not just to help get individuals and families out of crisis but to transform lives through training and work-experience opportunities that lead to real independence.
Epic Kidz have donated £500 to The Brick Project which will be used to supply items for children in their Christmas hampers, such as toys, games, chocolates, clothing etc and will make a real difference to those families that would otherwise not be able to provide such items for their children.
Kathleen Pitt, CEO of The Brick Project has thanked Epic Kidz & The Lakeland 100 competitors for the donation. “This will make a massive difference to the familes that receive one of our hampers, whom, without your generosity would not be able to provide the Christmas every child should be able to enjoy“.