Over £15,000 Raised at ROC 5K
This years ROC 5K was a huge success despite the onset of the glorious Cornish mizzle during the warm up! More than 500 runners turned up to make their way through Truro City Centre to raise money for ROC, a vibrant social club for people with learning disabilities based within Truro.
The excitement in the air at the piazza was palpable and so it should have been, together, everyone who participated in ROC 5K raised over £15,000 for the charity. Paul Deakin, ROC Wellbeing manager for Cornwall said: “We’re really grateful for the continuing support of Warrens Bakery. The ROC 5K is a wonderful community occasion with the core purpose of helping support local people with learning disabilities. That said, having completed their 5K run, everyone really looks forward to a delicious Warrens Bakery pasty”.
We have supported ROC 5K since its inception back in 2013, raising money in our stores in the run up to the event and then greeting the tired yet amazing participants at the finish line with one of the 700, well deserved, piping hot pasties we prepared especially for the event! In weeks before the competition, our team at Redruth also hosted a group of people supported by ROC who are showing real aptitude for the world of work and making strong progress on the charity’s Work2Work employment pathway. Our staff showed them how they bake pasties in store and prepare them for sale.
All of us at Warrens Bakery have been extremely honoured to be able to partake with the event and look forward to next year, where our very own team of runners, #PoweredbyPasties, will be looking to better their personal bests!