We’re delighted to be supporting the epic fundraising efforts of CatZero’s Director of Sailing, Danny Watson, who is running an amazing 30 marathons in just 30 days.
Danny began his “30in30 Challenge”, running from the south coast of England to the tip of Scotland, on behalf of the Hull-based charity, on September 23.
He set off from Brighton Pier on a mammoth route that took him into London, through Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, before crossing the Humber Bridge and stopping off at our head office at the Bridgehead business park in Hessle today, on his way to the CatZero offices in Hull’s Fruit Market.
From there, Danny will run through North Yorkshire and Teesside, cross the border into Scotland and head up to John O’Groats to finish his charity trek on October 22. At that point, he will have run an incredible total of 801 miles!
Above: CatZero’s Director of Sailing, Danny Watson, is greeted by our team members as he stops off at our head office.
Danny has a target to raise £10,000 for the vital work of CatZero, specifically underwriting its life-changing Full Families programmes which are running in Hull and Grimsby and support children, young people and families approaching crisis point.
Beal is a long-standing CatZero partner and is among the businesses sponsoring Danny’s mega run.
Chief Executive Richard Beal said: “We’re proud to be sponsoring Danny’s incredible challenge and wish him the very best of luck along the way.
“We know how important the work of CatZero is in supporting individuals and families and opening up life-changing opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have.
“It was great to see Danny at our offices and to see him in such great form, considering he has already been on the road for 10 days! Just another 20 marathons to go!”
Thanking Richard and the team at Beal Homes for their continued support, Danny said: “It is not just about the support that Richard and Beal Homes has given to 30in30, but the support that has been given over the years.
“Without such help, CatZero would not be able to carry out the work it does across the Humber, vital work that is needed now more than ever. We are most grateful.”
CatZero delivers projects for young people, families, single parents and adults across the whole Humber region. Some of these individuals may be recovering from mental health issues, be very long term unemployed, service veterans, ex-drug users and ex-offenders.
The charity has delivered remarkable successes with more than 60 per cent of participants on CatZero programmes having moved into employment, education or training.
Above: Great place to finish today’s marathon as Danny arrives at Hull Marina.