110-Mile Staff Charity Fundraiser to preserve The Portland Centre

In a remarkable display of solidarity and commitment to their community, the dedicated staff at Notts County Foundation have embarked on a challenging charity fundraiser as part of their ‘Raise the Roof‘ campaign. Starting on the 22nd January, they will walk or run 110 miles in 5 days.


  • Staff fundraiser to raise funds for Raise the Roof
  • 110 miles to mark 110 years of The Portland Centre
  • Almost reached the £15,000 overall target




The initiative aims to generate essential funds to keep their beloved community leisure hub, The Portland Centre, open and thriving. Starting on the 22nd January, and to mark the 110th year of The Portland Centre being open, the Foundation’s workforce will be walking or running an impressive 110 miles over the course of five days, symbolising their shared dedication to the cause.

The Portland Centre, a cornerstone of community engagement and wellbeing, is facing challenges that threaten its continued operation. In response, the Notts County community have rallied together to support the ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign. The target of £15,000 is in sight, with the current figure at over £11,000 raised.

The Foundation’s staff will collectively cover a distance of 110 miles through a combination of walking and running. This inspiring feat is a testament to their commitment to the community and The Portland Centre. By pooling their efforts, the team aims to achieve their fundraising target while fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie among themselves.

Sam Crawford, Chief Financial Officer of Notts County Foundation, expressed his enthusiasm for the campaign, stating, “The ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign is not just about securing the financial future of The Portland Centre; it’s about our community coming together to make a tangible difference. We believe in the positive impact that the centre has on our community, and we are determined to ensure its sustainability for years to come.”

As Notts County Foundation staff lace up their trainers and hit the pavement for the ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign, they are not just covering miles; they are building bridges within their team and reinforcing their commitment to the community. By supporting this inspiring initiative, individuals can contribute to the success of The Portland Centre and help ensure its continued impact on the health and vitality of the Notts County community.

Josh Stevenson, Health Manager at Notts County Foundation, highlighted the broader impact of The Portland Centre on community health and wellbeing. He stated, “Our community leisure hub plays a crucial role in promoting health and fitness within our community. The ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign is not just about preserving a building; it’s about safeguarding a space that contributes to the physical and mental wellbeing of our those we serve.”

To donate to the Raise the Roof fund, click here. Thank you for your continued support.

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