Oxford charity Yellow Submarine has received new uniforms from Run or Dye’s Giving the Gift of Colour campaign, thanks to Locale’s Project Managers, Daisy and Toni!

The two fitness lovers had previously completed a sponsored Warrior Adrenaline Race. “Six months ago Toni and I decided to take on a tough, physically-challenging 10K obstacle course race,” Daisy said.

“The prospect of hurling ourselves over 10ft high walls and swimming through ice pools was made less daunting by the idea of raising sponsorship money while we trained. As our go-to place for coffee, business recycling and office catering, it provided another opportunity to help support local charity Yellow Submarine.”

The event was originally for fun until the two Locale employees saw the Giving the Gift of Colour campaign nomination as a chance to help again. “Having hounded our friends and family for sponsorship throughout the months of training, and raising almost £450, when we signed up to Run or Dye later in the year we didn’t think we could support the charity in the same way but wanted to continue helping. That’s when we spotted the Gift of Colour campaign and both submitted nominations.”

The award-winning charity aims to improve the lives of young adults with learning disabilities in and around Oxfordshire. They work to put youngsters into work placements and train them through their social enterprise projects. The charity also has a café in Oxford and offers recycling pick-ups for local businesses.

“We were thrilled to win a gift of colour – it was a complete surprise” said Kate Sankey, Head of Finance and Compliance at Yellow Submarine. “Daisy and Toni, from Locale, who recently took on the Warrior Adrenaline Race to raise money for us, nominated us for the gift. It’s really lovely that they took the time to nominate us – and of course that we were chosen.

“It’s such a nice feeling for the whole team to have our work recognised and to know that we’re so well thought of within our local community.”

The uniforms have put a huge smile on the faces of those who work at Yellow Submarine. Kate continued: “Our apprentices, trainees, volunteers and staff are wearing their new t-shirts with pride and are absolutely thrilled to show they are part of the Yellow Submarine team. I think the smiles on the faces of our trainees and apprentices says it all.”

The charitable nature of our project managers doesn’t end there, Daisy added: “We will continue to support Yellow Submarine as both a business and on a personal level. 2016 promises to be another adventure-filled year with plenty of sponsorship opportunities, I’m sure. With coffee and cake as great as they make, we’d be stupid not to. ”

Good luck for Run or Dye in September, girls!

If you want to find out ways you can help , head over to Yellow Submarine’s Twitter and Facebook.