Team members from The Rank Group will be donning trainers, dusting off bikes and digging out swimming cozzies as part of a new initiative to mark the five-year partnership with charity, Carers Trust.
The partnership between Carers Trust and The Rank Group first began in February 2014. To celebrate this incredible milestone, the Miles for Carers’ Smiles campaign aims to clock up 10,000 miles of movement while raising money for carers along the way.
This year the partnership with Carers Trust will hit the major milestone of having helped 10,000 carers in the UK. The charity works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health problems.
With Network Partners based nationwide, Carers Trust is able to support carers in their homes through the provision of replacement care, and in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks.
John O’Reilly, CEO of The Rank Group, commented: “We’re passionate about our fundraising activities that support carers. We want to celebrate this milestone in our partnership with Carers Trust by raising money in a more creative way. Miles for Carers’ Smiles does just that and by logging a mile for every carer we have supported, we want to show that we care and that we want to keep making a difference to their lives.
“We’re calling on our team members alongside their families and friends to walk, run, swim, cycle, row, skate or Zumba their way to clocking up some miles so we can reach a collective 10,000 in just five weeks.”
Giles Meyer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust, said: “We’re thrilled that this year our partnership with the Rank Group will be reaching the milestone of having helped 10,000 carers. And we are even more excited that Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo are aiming to raise funds for us in such an energetic way. The Rank Group Plc has been our charity partner for five years and this initiative really shows that it goes that extra mile to help us support unpaid carers across the UK.”
It’s not just team members that are being encouraged to take part. Friends, family, customers and any other locals can all join in to reach that 10,000 miles. All they have to do to is visit www.givepenny.com/event/miles-for-carers-smiles and sign up.
Miles can be entered and tracked manually or by connecting their tracking device to their profile. Friends and family can also log on to sponsor them by the mile and all money raised will go towards each club’s fundraising target.
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About Carers Trust
Carers Trust is the UK’s largest charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
We do this with our Network Partners - a unique network of 124 independent carers’ centres, 73 Crossroads Care schemes and 107 young carers services. Together we work as one organisation united by a shared vision for carers - to make sure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.
There are seven million carers in the UK. Please visit our website www.carers.org for further information about your nearest service.