Sunday April 2 2017 saw hundreds of participants take on Lincoln’s annual 10K run, including a team fundraising for The Nomad Trust.
The team, led by Fundraising Officer Rachael Hewitt, raised over £1000 towards the build of their new supported accommodation facility, The Nomad Centre.
‘It’s the first time I’ll have attempted a 10k event and it’s going to be a challenge to say the least...’ Said Rachael on the run-up to the event.
‘However, I was spurred on by some great people supporting the charity who joined our team!’
‘It was a brilliant event with an amazing atmosphere; the phenomenal support for the cause from the crowd really kept us going…’
‘A massive thank you to everyone who supported us by donating or taking part in the event, including the HomeLet team who ran in support of Nomad.’
Dawn Barron who ran for the team also supports The Nomad Trust as a trustee for YMCA Lincolnshire. She has taken part in many fundraising events fundraising for the charity, including last month’s Sleep Easy event that raised over £20,000 for the project.
The Nomad Trust are a local, Lincoln-based charity who operate Lincolnshire’s only direct-access emergency accommodation for rough sleepers alongside support services.
Part of YMCA Lincolnshire, The Nomad Trust also operates a Furniture warehouse conducting collections, deliveries and house clearances, as well as two charity shops based on Sincil Street and Moorland Avenue who’s income supports the night shelter.
Rachael Hewitt challenges the local community to get involved in helping raise money for the new Nomad Centre; ‘through fundraising, volunteering, donating funds to the cause or goods to our charity shops – you can help us to help the homeless.’
‘Funds raised will assist us to create essential facilities to support the homeless in Lincoln, helping us achieve our aim to open much needed day facilities and new emergency overnight accommodation.’