A group of UNISON organisers took on the Bath Half Marathon yesterday (Sunday), raising over £4,000 for the union’s charity.
The funds raised will go to UNISON’s There for You charity.
There for You offers grants for school uniform costs, electric and gas bills over winter as well as supporting members through Branch Welfare Officers when things get tough.
The organisers that ran the race included; Jon Dunn, Tom Hemmings, Debbie Hudson, Sophie Jones and Sarah Woodward.
Tom Hemmings, UNISON area organiser, said:
“With inflation running at 9.9% and UNISON members pay falling in real terms over the past decade, we know that many people are being hit hard by the cost of living crisis.
“We’re incredibly proud of the work that the union’s charity, There for You, does from school uniform grants to the COVID response fund, our members need their help more that ever before.
“Many of us had never done this distance before so it was great to push ourselves for this incredible cause.”