Challenge Yourself. Change Lives. Join our Bath Half team!
Are you interested in getting fit whilst raising money to help vulnerable people in your community? We are looking for energised volunteers who want to challenge themselves by running the Bath Half as part of our team this year. Enjoy a refreshing change of pace (no pun intended), a fun day out and socialise with new people whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery and historic architecture of the city as part of this famous Half Marathon.
Citizens Advice Bath and North East Somerset serves the community by helping people experiencing difficulties and hardship, supporting them with such issues as debt management, welfare and benefits, housing, immigration and asylum, employment, consumer complaints, landlord tenant disputes and much more.
This is real a chance for all involved to accomplish something great that they can remember forever whilst making a real difference to some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.
Runners will need to pay for their place at the standard rate and raise a minimum sponsorship of £200. In return, we will offer a fundraising pack, down the line fundraising advice and support, a free running vest for the event and the chance to be a part of a team who want to change lives for the better. Make yourself proud, get active, get training and we hope to see you on the 17th March!
For more information and to secure your place, contact Laura Quinn, our Fundraising and Business Development Manager at Laura.Quinn@cab-banes.org ASAP!
Please note: All of our runners must be registered by 6th February 2019, so do get in touch now to avoid missing out!
Campaigning for Change – Citizens Advice Bath and North East Somerset
The stories our clients tell us provide a unique insight into the problems faced by people in the UK today and we use this experience to campaign for positive change.
Bath and North East Somerset Citizens Advice conducts research and delivers campaigns on many issues of interest to local citizens, for example debt, housing, benefits, immigration, employment, legal matters and health. We gather evidence of practices and policies that are causing difficulties for our clients and in turn this enables us to campaign, locally and nationally, for change to get a fairer deal for everyone.
We collect evidence and statistics anonymously so that individual clients are not identified. We use this information to produce reports and to campaign locally and nationally for improvements in services and changes in the law by:
- Highlighting issues to MPs, councillors, and other policy makers
- Talking to our local Council about their services and attending forums and meetings
- Discussing problems with organisations and companies to persuade them to improve their services
- Submitting evidence and recommendations to Citizens Advice centrally, to contribute to national campaigns and sharing evidence and ideas with other Citizens Advice
We are independent and impartial so policymakers listen to us.
Other ways to get involved…
You may also want to contact your local MP or councillor, yourself, about an issue that concerns you. Find and contact your local MP by using this link – www.theyworkforyou.com
Or find and contact your local councillor via local.direct.gov.uk