In the spirit of supporting our community, we recently had the opportunity to provide our services to INEOS to support The Daily Mile's GO Run For Fun event.
More than 700 schoolchildren from the Hull and East Riding area took part in GO Run For Fun. The event by The Daily Mile, supported by INEOS, was held at East Park on Friday, October 6, and the children, who came from a number of local schools including Gillshill, Cavendish and Ings Primary, were joined by players from Hull Kingston Rovers and their mascot, Rufus the Robin. The free event, organised by INEOS Acetyls employees, also saw support from local representatives including from Active Humber, HEY Children’s University, Hull Kingston Rovers Foundation and HFR Solutions, alongside more than 50 volunteers to help the children during the event.
The Daily Mile GO Run For Fun is an international campaign, set up to inspire children to be more active through fun short-distance running events. Since starting in 2013, GO Run For Fun has seen over 353,510 participants over 459 events worldwide.
There are numerous benefits of school children becoming more active. Regular physical activity can improve children's overall health and well-being and has been shown to improve cognitive function and attention span. Furthermore, being active can help children build social skills, teamwork abilities, and self-confidence. Engaging in physical activity can help children develop a lifelong habit of exercising and promote healthy habits throughout their lives.
Our medical responders were delighted to assist the local community and thrilled to see so many children involved in such a great event. We believe in the importance of supporting those around us, and we were more than happy to extend a helping hand when it was needed. Our commitment to making a positive impact in our community remains at the core of our values. We are constantly working towards making the Humber region a safer place to live and work.
We plan to continue giving back to the community, whether this be by providing training, volunteering, or funding community projects. We are proud to be able to work collaboratively with our customers; ensuring our profits are invested in projects and initiatives that make a difference to the community.