On Sunday 1 March, a super team of 20 runners from our partners at Pcubed ran the Vitality Big Half, raising over £3,000!
Starting at Tower Bridge, the Big Half finished at the iconic Cutty Sark and went through the four London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich.
Pcubed took on the challenge in 2019, overcoming blustery condition to raise an amazing £874. This year, the team have already raised over £3,100, meeting their pre-race target!
Rhodri Cave, Managing Consultant, said, "Since our foundation Mi-GSO | PCUBED has championed sporting activities and events, and our work with Disability Sports Coach is a natural extension of this. We know that sport aids health and wellbeing for all individuals and we are proud to support Disability Sports Coach in their mission to create worthwhile sport and physical activity opportunities that have a positive impact on disabled people's lives.
This is the 3rd year that we have entered a team in the Vitality Big Half Marathon in aid of Disability Sports Coach. It’s our biggest turn-out yet with 20 runners signed up from all areas of our UK team, ready to take on the challenge of the half marathon and raise money to support activities like the Community Clubs, which mean so much to members."
Peter Ackred, CEO of Disability Sports Coach, said, ‘We are incredibly grateful to all at Pcubed for raising an outstanding £3,100 (and counting!) for Disability Sports Coach! As a small charity, this will make a huge difference to the lives of disabled people in the local community.
Thanks to Pcubed’s efforts, we can fund more coaching activities at our clubs in Tower Hamlets and Southwark, both just a couple of miles from the Pcubed office. Across both clubs, 30 disabled adults and children join each week, benefiting from life-changing inclusive sports sessions that improve health and reduce loneliness.
As one of our members Joel tells us, ‘I like coming here because it’s fun and otherwise I would just sit at home and do nothing. It’s important to be healthy by doing more exercise and Disability Sports Coach helps me to do that.’
Well done to Rhodri and the team! There is still time to donate on their Virgin Money giving page.