On Sunday 18 June, over 50 incredible people ran the Asda Foundation Hull 10K in aid of Hull Homeless Community Project.

It was our first official year as a charity partner of Run For All, and we had an amazing time raising funds and awareness for those affected by homelessness in the city. The race kicked off at 9:30am, with runners winging their way around the streets of Hull. They persevered despite the heat through and past popular sites, such as Queen’s Gardens, The Deep, Hull Marina and City Hall before crossing the much-anticipated finish line on Alfred Gelder Street.

By running 10K to help us reach our target of £2,000, our local athletes have let us get one step closer to our goals as a charity. This includes better social housing provision, improved emergency access for those living on the streets, increased youth engagement, and social inclusion for those in the Humber region who need it.

We'd like to thank all of the participants for their wonderful dedication and hard work during the run-up (no pun intended) and during the event. It was an extremely hot day but everyone put everything they had into completing the course.

Also, without our excellent volunteer marshals, we would not have been able to take part in the race. Twenty individuals donated their time to assist the runners on the day with water and provisions.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to our fabulous sponsors: Hull and East Riding Spire, KerbEdge, Principal Resourcing, Ralgreen Chartered Architects, Home From Home Pet Care, and Name That Shirt. Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to purchase the race spaces needed for our 50 sponsored runners.

The HHCP volunteers also set up shop at the event to form a Race HQ. Here they gave out information and resources to those who were interested in the charity.

We are currently in the midst of totting up the final amount: "So far, we've raised just over £1,000 online," says Andrew Smith, Founder and CEO of HHCP. "We'll know a proper figure within the next few weeks."

"We had an astonishing show of support at our first ever race," adds Andrew. "There were runners of all abilities taking part and the atmosphere was absolutely amazing. It's great to see people have such confidence in our charity."

Missed out on this event? Don't worry, we have plenty of volunteering opportunities coming up. Get in touch with us ay info@hullhomeless.co.uk.