Solihull company run 5k to raise funds for food banks - The Solihull Observer

Solihull company run 5k to raise funds for food banks

Solihull Editorial 29th Apr, 2021   0

FITNESS fanatics at a Solihull company put their best foot forward to raise funds for food banks.

The 851-strong team from UVA UK laced up their running shoes and ran five kilometers in aid of The Trussell Trust’s Race Against Hunger.

Participants raised more than £116,000.

UVA has committed to donating £100 a month to The Trussell Trust to support its network of food banks.

The ambitious ride-hailing company, which has long-term plans of becoming a UK wide operation, has also launched its Local Heroes initiative to reward and celebrate incredible acts of bravery and generosity to individuals in the regions it operates in.

Its first Local Heroes prize has been awarded to Turki Al-Shammari who jumped into icy waters to save the life of a dog walker who appeared to be drowning.

UVA sent him a personalised letter along with a £100 voucher to celebrate and mark his courageous act.

Ayesha Rees, chief executive of UVA UK, said: “Giving back to our local communities is at the heart of our business model. These recent charity donations mark the start of a long term commitment to support those who need it most.

“It’s going to be an exciting month for us. The team have been training hard for The Trussell Trust 5K and it’s been brilliant to name Turki who recently saved a dog walker from a river as our first UVA Local Hero.”


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