Throughout November the whole JCM Team have pledged to do our bit in the fight against child food poverty with a charity fundraiser aiming to raise at least £10k.
Chris Moran, who runs JCM Business Solutions on Birdhall Lane, will be putting his best foot forward along with other members of his team – including his two daughters Elle and Sara – as the IT firm embarks on a 30 day ‘active’ challenge. Each will be aiming to cover 200km within 30 days – be it walking, running, swimming, cycling or rowing – or any other inventive way they can come up with.
It’s the company’s latest initiative to raise funds for the Audacious Foundation, with every penny of funds raised aiding the charity’s efforts to provide food parcels to families during the school holidays and the festive season. It comes at a time when the additional strain of Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus the needs of the poorest children across the GM city region.
Managing Director, Chris Moran, said: “We’ve worked with Audacious for nearly two years now, making a regular percentage donation based on the money we earn from new business. We’ve also hosted one previous fundraiser which was a sponsored walk to work for my daughter Elle. Her 23km walking commute alone raised nearly £1,200 in March last year.
“Over the two years we’ve worked with Audacious, we’ve raised £6,647, which makes our £10,000 target this time more of a challenge, but one we believe we can rise to!”
He added: “No doubt we’ll have a few aches and pains to contend with, but it’s a fantastic cause and in the current situation we should all go the extra mile to help. Marcus Rashford has shone a welcome spotlight on food poverty, and rightly so since it’s a massive issue for an increasing number of youngsters in Greater Manchester. We’re certainly prepared to take the blisters and bruises for such a good cause!”
Laura Howard, Program Director for the Audacious Foundation, added: “We are extremely appreciative of JCM Business Solutions who have provided ongoing support to those facing poverty at this difficult time. The issue of children’s lockdown hunger is of critical importance – where we have the ability to make a difference in the lives of those who are most vulnerable within our communities we should continue to do all we can.”
Anyone interested in lending their support to this worthwhile cause is invited to visit: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/