The team at Polymorph committed to raising money for Youth Federation by taking part in the HellRunner event at Delamere, a gruelling multi-terrain race that includes all manner of running trails and obstacles. 13 staff members took part in a course which offers trail running at it’s toughest, with 10–12 miles of challenging off-road running.
Based in Ellesmere Port, Youth Federation works across Cheshire, Halton, Warrington and Wirral to help disadvantaged young people achieve their potential through direct delivery youth work, alternative education and working with frontline voluntary youth work organisations.
Martin Howlett, Director at Youth Federation, said: “Having had the pleasure of meeting the HellRunner team from Polymorph, I was delighted to present them with their medals and t-shirts. Their incredible commitment to supporting the community has seen them raise almost £2,000 for the Youth Federation. The money will be used to support the vulnerable young people across the North West through a number of different projects.
“In reality, the money will free up four times that amount through grants and funders so that nearly £8,000 will be injected into supporting the most vulnerable young people in our region. Hours of endurance by the staff of Polymorph will have made an incredible difference to many young people who are struggling to get a good start in life – so thank you to Steve Harris and his staff for their support.”
Steve Harris, managing director at Polymorph, added: “I can certainly speak on behalf of the team here and say that although it was a very challenging activity, the fact that we were raising money for such a good cause brought a great sense of enjoyment to the day. Having run through fire and mud I’m also certain that my team are now ready for anything thrown at them by our customers!”
Youth Federation has been delivering projects for over 60 years in the local community. Through the development of a specialised team of staff and volunteers, Youth Federation has built a reputation founded upon the delivery of high quality services to the area's youth and community groups and, where there is a defined need or the Federation possess specific expertise, provides direct services to children and young people.