Team Creatrix takes on Bath Half for Age UK B&NES

A running team from Bath-based Creatrix PR is getting ready to take on the 2018 Bath Half Marathon in support of a local charity.

The city centre PR firm will be running to raise much needed funds for Age UK B&NES, an independent charity which provides services to meet the differing needs of the region’s older community.

Creatrix PR, which this year celebrates 18 years, works for a number of clients and projects across the city and wider region including Bath Rugby, Crest Nicholson, HPH and Curo. The company offers a wide ranging portfolio of services including PR and marketing, community consultation and political engagement, as well as design for web and print.

The running team will include Creatrix PR Director Gary Squires, Senior Account Managers Ben Carey and Liza-Jane Gillespie, and Graphic and Web Designer Craig Gill.

Gary, who is taking part in his eleventh Bath Half, said, “The Bath Half is one of the region’s most iconic events, bringing the city together in a fantastic atmosphere and helping to raise funds for important local charities.

“The good thing about entering a team is that we help to motivate and encourage each other, sharing training tips and advice when needed. There’s only one member of our team who has never run a half before, so most of us are used to it. We’re all looking forward to getting that photo with our medals once we’ve crossed the line.

“This year we have decided to run for Age UK B&NES. We have an ageing population in this country and as a company we feel it’s important to look after those who have contributed to society, and who now may need a little extra support in old age.

“So many older people out there are without the physical and mental support they need. Many people think that Age UK B&NES is supported by a central funding pot, or the local council – it isn’t. Much of their funding comes from charitable donations, so we’re getting our trainers on to raise as much money as possible to help the cause.”

Janet Dabbs, Chief Executive of Age UK B&NES said, “It’s great to have the support of a local business like Creatrix. Our services are so dependent on donations from our local community, their fundraising will make a huge difference, and I know what a big challenge they’re taking on because I’ll be running the Bath Half for the first time this year too!”

If you would like to sponsor the Creatrix team and help them to raise funds for Age UK B&NES, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/creatrixpr

For more information visit creatrixpr.co.uk or follow @creatrixpr on Twitter.

For more information about the services Age UK B&NES offer and ways to get involved, visit www.ageukbanes.co.uk or call 01225466135.

Pictured above team Creatrix with their Bath Half race numbers and Age UK B&NES representatives. 

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