Age UK, helping the 14 million older people across the UK, is the beneficiary of the 2015 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in London.
Capacity crowd in London
will help support Age UK
LONDON, June 8, 2015 — Entrants in the 29th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in Battersea Park will have their efforts commemorated through a donation to event beneficiary Age UK.
The 5.6km team road races will be held on 8-9 July in Battersea Park with approximately 30,000 total entrants from 750 companies expected. That large crowd will have additional motivation to put forth a strong time as J.P. Morgan will be making a donation to the not-for-profit organization that provides companionship, advice and support to people facing later life alone.
"Age UK is absolutely delighted to be the beneficiary charity of the J.P Morgan Corporate Challenge," said Tom Wright, CBE, Chief Executive for Age UK. "We're very grateful to everyone who will be taking part in the race, helping us to reach lonely and isolated older people."
Charitable giving is an important component of the Corporate Challenge. J.P. Morgan donations at the London event in recent years have included WaterAid (2013-14), Barnardo's (2011-12), Help A London Child (2010), and Sports Aid (2007-09).
Last year over five million people came to Age UK asking for help. Many were older people at the breaking point; facing difficult choices without any support, or simply facing every single day completely alone with no one to talk to.
Age UK's advice line is open 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. A call to Age UK can turn an older person's life around; a chat with an advisor opens up a whole world of support and friendship. A small donation can go a long way; just £50 could help Age UK ensure that the next 10 calls to its advice line don't go unanswered.
To find out more about Age UK's work or to make a donation, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/jpmorgan. Alternatively, if your company would like to fundraise for Age UK, you can email JPMCC@ageuk.org.uk.
Fundraising for Age UK is not a mandatory component of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in London, but offered only in an effort to expand the event's mission of teamwork and camaraderie.