At Connect, we strongly believe in giving back to local causes. After all, fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.
Earlier this year, we began to look at a number of exciting fundraising opportunities that would allow us to support charitable organisations across Merseyside.
Last month, Connect conquered its first fundraising opportunity: the eye-popping Colour Obstacle Rush – ran in aid of the Liverpool Women’s Charity.
The thrilling event took place on Saturday September 26th at Aintree Racecourse, with the vivid course combining the very best of colour-powdered paint running and a variety of fun obstacles, including; giant inflatable slides, bouncy castles, climbing nets and plenty of unexpected surprises along the 5k journey to the finish line.
Nine enthusiastic Connect athletes laced up their boots for the colourful challenge – raising a grand total of £508.89 for Liverpool Women’s, and comfortably pushing past our initial target.
As a specialist Foundation Trust, the Liverpool Women’s Charity is dedicated to the health of women and their families. Each year, the Trust delivers over 8,000 babies, carries out 10,000 gynaecological procedures, cares for 1,000 preterm infants in their Neonatal Unit and places as much importance on emotional welfare as we do on delivering high standards of clinical care.
Their job as a registered charity is to raise funds on behalf of the Trust to enhance the overall patient experience – with that extra attention to detail making the biggest difference in the comfort and well-being of patients.
Kitty is the reassuring face of the Liverpool Women’s Charity, raising awareness for their work and the benefits the charity can bring to patients and families throughout Liverpool and the surrounding areas.
The inspiration behind the character came from Kitty Wilkinson, who pioneered the public Wash House movement, fighting poverty and disease in nineteenth-century Liverpool.
For more information about Kitty and the Liverpool Women’s Charity, visit their website. Or contact their Fundraiser, Lisa Masters on 0151 702 4044.
Details of our next fundraising venture will be revealed shortly, so be sure to keep checking the Connect website for more.