Improving Lives Plymouth

A charity at the heart of our community, supporting and inspiring people to improve their health and wellbeing.

110 Club - 10k for 10k

We're inviting all our 110 Club members and other businesses to run the Plymouth 10k on Sunday 7th October and support us with the development of our Sensory Garden Project.

We want to develop and extend our sensory garden at our Mannamead health and wellbeing hub. Last year
a very uninspiring, predominantly concrete outdoor space was turned into an inviting and accessible outdoor area and wildlife habitat. It has proved so popular we want to develop and extend it into more of the centre’s grounds. This will enable more of our community to join in and benefit from the joys of outdoor life in this urban setting.

Members of our community who have sensory impairments, learning disabilities and carers, to name but a few, can help us turn our outdoor space into a bigger haven for wildlife and well-being and enjoy the fruits of their activity. They can plant, tend and cook on site, as well as learn new skills and knowledge they can practice at home as well. As well as gardening there will be opportunity to join in with activities across the whole of our Hub activities and projects. 

We have learned that many of our clients were lacking in confidence to access outdoor spaces. They also felt unable to take part in gardening activities as they thought they did not have the skills to do this. We have encouraged them to use the space and take part in some practical sessions. Our gardening group is growing in size all the time and we envisage this trend continuing, as we develop and extend!

To enable us to do this we need to raise at least £10,000, to break up more bleak concrete areas, bringing them alive with flowers, fruit and vegetables and develop associated activities at the hub.

We offering all 110 club members and other businesses the opportunity to sign up and be part of our 110 Running Club, you can enter a individual or team from your business. Each person will need to be signed up using the registration form below. If you are not part of our 110 club your business can still run for us and help us achieve our goal, please register your interest below.

In return for sponsorship of £150 per runner Improving Lives Plymouth will provide you with the following;

  • Free entry to the Plymouth 10k (normally £25) 
  • Free tech running top
  • Free water bottle

For more information contact steve.whiteway@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk 

By signing up with for the Plymouth 10k as part of our team you are not required to register through Run Plymouth, we will do this on your behalf.