Six brave members from EMS are taking on the Sheffield Half Marathon in April to raise money for the fantastic Sheffield based charity, SCCCC.
Professor Pete Skipworth, Managing Director at EMS, is on the board of trustees for SCCCC. Last year, he and 2 colleagues ran the Sheffield 10K and raised hundreds of pounds for the local charity. This year they are going bigger – taking on 21K of hilly terrain, our team will be aiming to raise £2000 for SCCCC. This wonderful charity provides the elderly population of Sheffield with a helping hand when they need it most.
The charity’s flagship ‘Good Neighbour Scheme’ offers a befriending service to over 65s who are referred by health agencies, care teams or relatives. Social visits, welfare checks, telephone support and one-off emergency shopping trips all form part of the help offered under the scheme.
Other initiatives include support for people after they’ve been discharged from hospital, help for people who’ve been taken to hospital but have no family around to support them and advice patients and families in finding care homes.
Ericka Hill, Marketing, Communications & Fundraising officer said; “We are thrilled that the staff at EMS are running for us. We are so grateful for all their support of our charity over the years. They are making a huge difference in our fight to combat isolation and loneliness amongst our older communities”.
Together we can help combat isolation and loneliness amongst older people in Sheffield by showing our support. Please help the team reach their target by sponsoring them at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/teamems