Local Charity Workers and Supporters take on TOTAL WARRIOR!

An intrepid team of 18 charity workers and supporters of local charity Pendle Action for the Community will take on the tough challenge of Total Warrior in Leeds this Saturday 27th June to raise money for Christmas for the young people at risk whom they support.

The Total Warrior challenge involves a distance of 12 kilometres that incorporates 30 obstacles of water, tunnels, fire, ice, electric shocks and mud with some of the obstacles being called The Plunge, Human BBQ, Shocker, Cement Mixer, Claustraphobe and Worm Muncher! But this is certainly no fun run and has been badged as the toughest event on Earth!

But it’s all in a good cause, as Claire Bennett, Charity Manager said ‘we know that so many worthwhile charities ask people to donate up to Christmas time, and we are usually one of them asking for donations to our raffle or present appeal to be able to give the young people in our supported accommodation for homeless young people, and the children and young people accessing our domestic abuse support service a happy Christmas to remember. So this year we thought we would do things a little differently and a bit earlier. This is where the idea to do the Total Warrior event came in as none of us have ever taken such a challenge ever before. Everyone who is taking part is incredibly excited but also incredibly nervous, it’s a real personal challenge for us all but as it’s for a cause that is close to our hearts, everyone agrees that this will give us the determination to complete the course. We have been actively seeking sponsors from our friends and families but we would really appreciate any more donations and sponsors that the public can offer us. Every penny and pound will go directly to benefit the children and young people we support, and will be hugely appreciated, and for those that do donate at Christmas it’s a good chance to tick it off the ‘Christmas to do list’!’. So if you can sponsor the Pendle Action for the Community team please feel free to donate via their online giving page by clicking here or contact us via email at claire.bennett@pendle-action.org.uk or via telephone on 01282 619192 opt 2

For more information about Pendle Action for the Community can be found on its website – www.pendle-action.org.uk – or by calling 01282 619192 or follow us on Twitter @pendleaction

Pendle Action for the Community Celebrating Hat-trick of Success!

Pendle Action for the Community, a local charity, which manages a number of projects including; SafeSpace Supported Accommodation for homeless young people, Pendle Domestic Violence Initiative), The Lookout, Early Family Support and Evolve Counselling is celebrating after a hat-trick of success all in one week!

In the last week they were firstly awarded the contract to continue to deliver the support services at SafeSpace, their supported accommodation project for homeless young people in Pendle, secondly they were awarded a new contract to deliver a supported accommodation project in Rossendale which has resulted in a significant expansion in their services and support for homeless young people, and finally at the North West E3 Business Awards held at the Macron Stadium in Bolton, they were awarded the Special Achievement Award by Jemma Taylor, on behalf of 1 Events Media. This was an award chosen by the judges in recognition that Pendle Action for the Community ‘has shown great-spirit, character, courage, strength, patience, and above all else, sacrificing their own needs before others’.

Speaking on behalf of the company, Charity Manager, Claire Bennett said: “we are absolutely overwhelmed and ecstatic at our recent news and success. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, young person focused support for those who most need it and being awarded two contracts to allow us to continue to do this is just fantastic and incredibly exciting. We were also astounded at the recent North West E3 awards night. We had attended the event as we had been shortlisted as finalist for the Social Enterprise of the year, but we actually won the Special Achievement Award! It was a complete surprise as we didn’t know that we had even been shortlisted by the judges for this award. The awards night had been such an amazing night, with lots of fantastic businesses and social enterprises, and winning this final special award was just unbelievable, it is a real credit and acknowledgement of the Charity trustees, staff and the support they offer through the projects managed by the charity, as well as an accolade to the charity sector as a whole to be recognised within the business awards arena for the North West”

For more information about Pendle Action for the Community can be found on its website – www.pendle-action.org.uk – or by calling 01282 619192 or follow us on Twitter @pendleaction. More information about the E3 Business Awards can be found at www.e3businessawards.co.uk.