The Great Grimsby 10k is back this summer – and official race charity The Gardiner Hill Foundation have netted the support of twenty enthusiastic basketball stars.
Local basketball team Grimsby Gators are gearing up to run the race, pledging additional fundraising for the foundation.
The team know that mental health is just as important as physical health and that’s why they’ve chosen to take part .
Grimsby Gator coach Ben Williams said: “As a team we’re proud to be supporting The Gardiner Hill Foundation this year. We recognise the impact of their work, supporting local people with mental health problems.
“There’s sadly stigma in getting people, particularly men, to talk about their mental health, so as a team we’re hoping to help encourage others to have a conversation if they’re struggling.
“The team have been busy training for the race and we’re all excited for the big day”.
As our official charity, The Gardiner Hill Foundation was set up to enhance and enrich the lives of people with mental health problems.
As well as promoting good mental health, it works alongside and supplements essential services, helps people to live independently and provides education, training, and employment opportunities.
Jane Lewington, Chair of the Gardiner Hill Foundation said: “We’re delighted to be receiving charity support from this year’s Great Grimsby 10k.
“Even better, we have the fantastic support of the Grimsby Gators team, who are helping to raise awareness of our charity, as well as the importance of looking after, not just our bodies, but our minds too.
“The funds raised will help us to continue providing grants and financial support to local service users and community members of NAViGO.
“We’re really looking forward to being part of what is always an amazing, feel-good day for the local community.”
You can find further details and help by donating to the Grimsby Gator fundraiser on their Facebook page.