Nottingham’s popular confectionery retailer The Treat Kitchen will be running the Robin Hood Half Marathon for their chosen charity partner Double Impact Services. The Treat Kitchen’s owner Martin Barnett and team will be running the 13.1 miles to raise money and awareness for the Nottingham based charity for their 20th anniversary.
Double Impact Services are a Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire charity who support those recovering from substance misuse. Since 1998 they have been supporting their service users in several ways from help with recovering from addiction to vocational support when wanting to return to the world of work. This year marks Double Impact Services’ 20th Anniversary and the celebrations are in full swing. Arguably, the most notable being CEO and Founder of Double Impact, Graham Miller’s efforts to run 20 half marathons in honour of the 20 years the charity has been going. The runs have taken place across the UK with the 20th being the Robin Hood Half Marathon set to take place on the 30th of September 2018.
The Treat Kitchen team members Martin, Tom Flory, Katie Gilbert and Jodie Baker will be joining Graham during his final race as well as fellow staff members from Double Impact Services and their social enterprise Café Sobar, located along Friar Lane in Nottingham city centre.
The Treat Kitchen’s Head of Marketing & PR commented on the business’s involvement with half marathon. ‘The team and I are always happy to support Double Impact Services and the work that they do. I won’t lie it is going to be a tough challenge for all of us but if it raises awareness and helps reduce the stigma around substance misuse then it is all worth it in the end’.
Graham Miller also added ‘”We’re grateful to have the support of the Treat Kitchen during such an important year for us and we are very excited to be teaming up for this high-profile event with them. The Robin Hood Half Marathon is looking to be a real high point of the year with so many different people running for us and raising awareness – The Treat Kitchen really believe in the value of our work which has been a real boost for us”.
The Treat Kitchen have set themselves a challenging target to raise £2000 for their chosen charity. This will go alongside their other fundraising efforts including the development of a new Double Impact Chilli and Chocolate sweet which all profits from sales will be going directly back to Double Impact Services. The sweet will be able to be purchased from The Treat Kitchen’s Nottingham shop and Café Sobar in the lead up to Christmas.
If you are interested in supporting The Treat Kitchen team and want to offer a donation towards their £2000 target please go to https://wonderful.org/fundraiser/ttkconfectioneryisrunningtherobinhoodhalfmarathon-ae1e53f5 or check out The Treat Kitchen on their social media channels for updates about the race. No donation is too small and will go a long way.
More information about Double Impact and the services they offer can be found here www.doubleimpact.org.uk