Exeter City Football Club’s partner charity the CITY Community Trust is standing by its values and has 30 runners training for the Great West Run – the largest team from one single organisation to take part in this year’s race.
The charity is supporting two other causes – Exeter Sports Fund and Children’s Hospice South West.
And it is urging the local business community to get behind its efforts.
The CITY Community Trust (CCT), which works in partnership with Exeter City Football Club, delivers health, education, wellbeing and physical activity programmes to more than 45,000 members of the community every year.
And to reflect the programmes it delivers in the community and to raise awareness of its work, the charity has put forward a team to take part in the race.
The team is made up of CCT staff and charity partners, including staff from Exeter College who work on the charity’s education programme and participants of some of its wellbeing programmes.
Jamie Vittles, head of community for CCT, said: ‘As a charity we are passionate about promoting health and wellbeing across the greater Exeter area and what better way to do this than entering a team into the Great West Run.
‘We’ve got runners of all standards taking part, from people who compete regularly, to others who have taken part in one of our wellbeing sessions in Exeter. The Great West Run gives us the perfect opportunity to show that as a charity we stand by our values.’
The CITY Community Trust, which was formerly known as Football in the Community, has delivered health and wellbeing related activities across the greater Exeter area for more than 20 years. It recently changed its name to reflect the range of activities it delivers and announced comedian Ade Edmondson as its patron.
To find out more about the charity visit www.exetercitycommunitytrust.co.uk or to sponsor one of the team members taking part in the race visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ExeterCityCommunityTrust