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Reynolds donated 3000 bananas for the fifth year running for runners participating in Crisis’ nineteenth annual Square Mile Run and its Square Mile Relay, held in London this month. 2,000 competitors took part in the events which aimed to raise £180,000 to help fund the charity’s fight against homelessness.
Crisis aims to end homelessness by transforming the lives of homeless people through innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services. In addition, Crisis campaigns to prevent people from becoming homeless and advocates solutions for those at risk informed by its research and direct experience.
‘We are proud to continue to support Crisis by donating bananas for both its Square Mile Run and its Square Mile Relay,’ commented Tony Reynolds, Managing Director of Reynolds. ‘Hopefully our bananas gave this year’s runners the energy boost required to reach the finish line, raising thousands for this great cause.’
Since it began in 1992, the Square Mile event has raised over £2 million for Crisis. This year, both the Square Mile Run and the Square Mile Relay took runners on a scenic route past many of London’s famous attractions. First to race were the relay runners, who started and finished their race in front of the Tate Modern. Next were the Square Mile runners who ran 3.75 miles, starting their run next to St Paul's Cathedral, before crossing Blackfriars Bridge to run along the Southbank and finally finishing at Millennium Bridge.