At Brewers, we have many colleagues who are passionate about raising money for charities in their local communities. Accounts Payable Operations Manager, Helen Blackburn has completed several challenges with her husband and friends at MAJik Fitness to raise money for Trevi, a national award-winning women’s and children’s charity based in southwest England.
Since 1993, Trevi has helped transform the lives of thousands of women and their children.
The charity runs three centres:
1. Jasmine Mother’s Recovery (formerly known as Trevi House) – a residential rehabilitation centre exclusively for mothers and their children.
2. A Sunflower Women’s Centre offering wrap-around therapeutic support in the community.
3. Daffodil Family Centre, a residential family centre.
Trevi is the lead partner for the Southwest Women’s Spark Project which aims to prevent women with multiple disadvantages from being affected by violence and abuse; ultimately achieving a better-quality of life. Trevi now supports more than 1,000 women and children every year.
Helen attends MAJik Fitness in Plymouth which chooses a charity every year to raise money for. Trevi is integral to the Plymouth community and has touched the lives of many at MAJik Fitness, so Helen was thrilled to be able to take on the challenges with her husband and friends for such an incredible cause.
Helen started the stream of challenges with a 10-mile walk for the People’s Marathon in Plymouth on 1 April, while also completing 100 squats a day throughout the whole month. In May, Helen ran the Plymouth 5k race and in June she ran her second 5k race as well as a 5k Muddy Run in July!
In August, Helen also took part in the MAJik Gym 24-hour cyclethon event and will be finishing the challenges with a 10k Warrior Women Walk in October. The Warrior Women route gives participants the chance to take in some of Devon’s most stunning scenery around the beautiful Burrator reservoir.
Helen said: ‘I have never fundraised like this in my life and I surprised myself that I can do the challenges! The challenges have been hard and are really outside of my comfort zone, but it feels amazing that I can do something to help Trevi.’