20th June 2018Category: General
Friday June 29th will see the return of a unique community charity event.
The Wheelie Bin Challenge is a volunteer led event to raise awareness of local charities while collecting food for local Food Banks.
On the day 10 teams of volunteers, each representing a different charity, will be walking 20 miles across West Cumbria pulling specially modified wheelie bins, visiting local schools and collecting food for the North Lakes Foodbank.
This year the main event is being sponsored by Morgan Sindall and includes around 200 people supporting eleven superb local charities that have a special place in their heart. In addition each charity has individual business sponsors.
West Cumbria Carers have a team taking part and the organisation sponsoring us is Orano. We’d like to say a huge thank you to them for giving us the opportunity to take part in this fabulous community event.
Event organisers Andrew George and Stephen Hodgson commented:
"We started this event with the intention of supporting our local foodbank and it’s just snowballed into one of the best supported community charity events in the calendar, capturing the imagination of local schools, businesses and charities".
Other charities taking part in this year’s event include:
If you're interested in getting involved or helping one of the charities you can visit the West Cumbria Wheelie Bin Challenge 2018 Facebook page.