People who need the short-term help of Luton Foodbank come from all walks of life. So it's fitting that the amazing people who make our work possible, such as participants in our Charity Colour Run, also represent many different backgrounds and professions.
Local solicitor James Cottrell (pictured) explains why he's taking part:
Luton Foodbank is an incredible charity, doing extremely worthwhile work providing people who need it, with what they need – food. If raising awareness and funds means I need to run around a park and have paint thrown at me, then I'm in! I want people to do whatever they can to help the food bank continue the support that they are providing so brilliantly.
Another sponsored runner told us:
I'm a teacher, so I know several kids whose families have been helped by Luton Foodbank. No child deserves to be hungry. I'm running because a missed breakfast means they wouldn't do as well at school. Simple as that!
Luton Foodbank is a great charity. We are proud to support it because it is local and supports those that are most in need. The Trust are entering a team of very mixed ability and are looking forward to seeing lots of other runners support the event.
Jennifer Rowlands, Teacher and Labour Councillor emailed us:
I’m running the Charity Colour Run to help support the good work they do in helping our local community. The need for their service has dramatically increased year on year, yet still the organisation has managed to help anyone who comes to them. I want to raise as much money as I can so that they continue to be able to do this.