Calling all businesses and individuals looking for a way to have fun while raising money for charity!

Emmaus Preston is offering free fundraising tips and reduced entry for people who would like to register for the SPAR City of Preston run to raise money for the homelessness charity.

Fundraising open to all ages

These special charity places are available to people of all ages who would like to collect sponsorship for Emmaus Preston in the build up to the fun run on September 24. The race sets off from Preston Flag Market, PR1 2AP at 9:30am near the charity’s four shops on Fishergate and Lowthian Street in Preston. Participants in the fundraising event will have the choice to challenge themselves to a 10K or a take on a 1-mile route.

Runners can simply register on Emmaus Preston’s website below and follow the instructions to start fundraising. All money raised will help Emmaus Preston support people building back from homelessness, and generate the income needed to sustain its community home on Ribbleton Lane in the city.

Director of Emmaus Preston, Stephen Buchanan, said: “Come and register with Emmaus Preston for the SPAR City of Preston run and raise money for a good cause while having fun with your workmates, social club, or friends and family. Our thanks to the Mayor of Preston Yakub Patel who made this opportunity possible for Emmaus Preston, one of his chosen charities of the year.

“What you raise in sponsorship will help us continue our vital work helping people facing homelessness in the city and supporting these people to build back to happier and more fulfilled lives.

Free fundraising tips

“To assist you or your business or organisation with this, we’re excited to offer free fundraising tips for everyone entering their support for Emmaus Preston. Simply register with us and we’ll send you a special code to enter into the race website so you can join in the fun!”

Emma Marsh, CEO of Quest Events, said: ‘’Once again, we are proud to be working with SPAR to deliver another great community event under The SPAR Series umbrella. The Tour of Tameside and Ron Hill Accrington 10K were great successes and I look forward to Preston’s event in Autumn this year.’’

‘’The SPAR City of Preston 10K is an event for all the family, whether you are running, a spectator or volunteer and we cannot thank SPAR enough for their on-going support and commitment to our cause of helping the North West communities live happier and healthier lives.’’

Tom Murphy, Marketing Manager at James Hall & Co. Ltd, SPAR UK’s primary wholesaler and distributor for the North of England, said: “The SPAR City of Preston 10K is always a brilliant event and James Hall & Co. Ltd is proud of its Preston base. We will have employees running for Team SPAR on the day in what is a home race for the company.

“It’s also fantastic to round off The SPAR Series with Quest Events and we look forward to seeing hundreds of runners taking to the start line on the morning of Sunday 24th September.”


Register for the SPAR City of Preston run