Staff from Discovery Park are used to running around for tenants on site, skills that will be put to good use this weekend as they dust off their sprinting skills for the annual Sandwich 10K, in aid of The Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre Trust.
All the proceeds from this annual community fundraiser, taking place on 24 June, will go towards future investment in improving facilities at the Sandwich Sports Centre, which is used both by the public and Sandwich Technical School.
Sandwich Leisure Centre provides a wide range of facilities, including a gym and weights area, studios, spin classes, sports hall, all-weather football pitches, tennis and netball courts.
Jade Whittaker, Reception Manager, Discovery Park will be joined on the day by colleagues Molly Peet, Lisa O’Neil, Tyrone Austin and Kelly Davies
“We have a great team here at Discovery Park and it’s really special that we’re coming together to support a place that is so loved and popular with the local community,” she said.
“It’s going to be a really fun day and we’re keeping fit as we train at the same time, so there’s been lots of benefits to signing up. We’re looking forward to experiencing the great atmosphere meeting lots of other runners and, most importantly, raising lots of money.”
The 10k run will start on the edge of historic Sandwich before taking a scenic route around the lanes around the village of Worth. For the first time, this year’s event will be officially measured by UK Athletics representatives.
Kimberley Anderson, CSR and Community Manager, said:
“It’s great to see Discovery Park staff getting so involved in supporting the community. The leisure centre is a much-needed asset for the town and Discovery Park wholeheartedly support this sporting facility.
Mike Elmes, Trustee, Sandwich Leisure Centre, said: “We’re really pleased to have an enterprise like Discovery Park on-board for our annual charity run. We’re grateful for the donations their staff members will raise by taking part, which will go towards funding general upkeep and improvement in the Centre.
“Sandwich Leisure Centre provides a wide range of facilities for the local community, from the gym to the classes. The Centre is also used by the adjoining Sandwich Technical School children – so from toddler groups to senior citizens, the Centre offers Sandwich a huge variety of sport and health facilities.
“Thanks to initiatives like the Sandwich 10k, we are able to continue to run these programmes for people of all generations.”