Wetherby charity calls on residents with New Year resolutions to raise cash to help older people

An older persons’ charity based in Wetherby is calling on residents with resolutions to put them to good use by helping to raise cash to extend its work.

Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 4:45 pm

Everyone from first time runners to dry January pledgers are being targeted by Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) as the charity looks to add to its team of community fundraisers in 2022.

WiSE says committing to new year resolutions by pledging to do it for charity is a great way to stay motivated- as well as ‘paying it forward’ to local people in need.

WiSE is particularly looking for people who’ve taken up jogging to commit to running one of a string of local races in their name this year- from the Leeds Half Marathon in May, to the Wetherby 10k in September.

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Everyone from first time runners to dry January pledgers are being targeted by Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) as the charity looks to add to its team of community fundraisers in 2022.

Every penny raised through events like these goes towards helping older people in Wetherby and its surrounding villages.

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Mark Dobson, Chief Operating Officer at WiSE, said: “It doesn’t matter whether you’re cutting back on chocolate, giving up alcohol, trying a new hobby or taking up running- the new year is a great time to take stock and commit to a change in your life.

“We know how hard it can be to stay motivated though, so doing it for charity could be the extra kick you need to keep on track.

“We’re looking to significantly increase our number of community fundraisers this year, so what better way to get started than using your new year resolution to support our work.”

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