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The ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon and 10k will be back on the 15th September 2024

Associated British Ports (ABP) works to support many charities and organisations across the Humber region.

ABP has been a headline sponsor of the ABP Humber Half Marathon and 10k for the last seven years, and alongside race organisers Tape2Tape, will be bringing this incredible event back to the Cleethorpes shoreline in 2024 on September 15th. If you would like to join the race and take part in either the Half Marathon or 10k you can register now.

Tape2Tape Managing Director, Nicola Pattison said: “Thank you to ABP for its continued support. The race has far-reaching benefits for those involved and the local community at large who come out in force to support over 2000 runners, and 350 volunteers the day.

Another benefit of the race is all the charities it supports, not only does it support the Cleethorpes RNLI there are lots of smaller charities that also get involved, and their efforts are rewarded with a donation.” 

ABP have also been Platinum Partners of Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University for three years and have supported the charity for over a decade. The charity works with children growing up in disadvantaged areas of Hull and East Yorkshire who may not have the same opportunities as others. They organise visits to London, sleepovers at the Natural History Museum and visits to local businesses to learn about different industries. Their work aims to broaden children’s horizons and raise aspirations.

As part of the Platinum Partnership, ABP sponsored an experience to Edinburgh for a class of 30 children. The children travelled by train and set up camp in a hall next to the iconic castle, before visiting exciting attractions such as Camera Obscura, Dynamic Earth and of course Edinburgh Castle. The children even got to try out some Scottish dancing. An experience to remember for a lifetime!

CEO of Hull and East Yorkshire Children's University, Rose James said: “The support ABP Humber has given our charity over the years as partners has given us the opportunity to reach thousands more children. In the 10 years that ABP has been involved with our charity we have increased the number of children we support from 1,800 to over 11,000. Our partners have played a huge part in this, and we are incredibly grateful for ABP Humber’s ongoing support.”

This year ABP also announced a new partnership with Immingham Museum. ABP donated £10,000 to the museum to invest in a new floor dedicated to highlighting the Port of Immingham’s fascinating history, alongside its current activity Keeping Britain Trading.

For 22 years ABP Humber has been supporting the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Sea Cadets that offer all kinds of activities on and off the water to its young members. Their work focuses on building confidence and teamwork within a supportive environment.   

The Cadets are very active with ABP’s events and activities too, having joined in with the Port of Grimsby’s successful Heritage Open Day and longstanding remembrance service.

Dafydd Williams, Head of Policy, Communications and Economic Development for the Humber ABP ports said: “Our commitments to the community have great impact across the region. We have touched here on some of our key partnerships, but we also support smaller grassroots community groups and causes.

Our team here on the Humber are all members of the local community so it is important to ABP that we invest in the area, helping to raise the opportunities and aspirations for all.”