The headline sponsors for the Harrow Half Marathon are Affinity Water, The Body Factory and K&G Restaurants.
The Harrow Half Marathon is also fully supported by Harrow Council
The race is organised by Harrow AC with support from ActiveTrainingWorld
Chip timing will be provided by Event Chip Timing
On 7 May 2019 Affinity Water launched a campaign to fuel a national debate about water conservation. The #WhyNotWater campaign raises the importance of water to the climate change debate and calls for legislative change to help water efficiency. Their call to action, highlighted in their manifesto includes:
1. Mandatory water efficiency labelling 2. Tenants to have the right to water-efficient goods 3. Domestic water efficiency through fittings and fixtures through mandatory certification 4. Every local plan in a water-stressed area to include a target of 110 litres per person per day.
They launched a petition to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to change the legislation.
On the 29 May 2019, Affinity Water pledged their support for the UK’s bid to host the landmark UN ‘Conference of the Parties’ COP 26 climate conference in 2020. CEO Pauline Walsh said “The importance of climate change and the impact on our water resources is huge. We need to work together as businesses, cross sectors and across borders to tackle the most important challenge of a generation.
Hosting COP26 would demonstrate the importance the UK places on the issue of climate change and shows that we want to act now and lead the way. We look forward to working with the Government to bring COP26 to the UK in 2020
The Body Factory Rehabilitation centre
The Body Factory Rehabilitation centre is very proud to have been part of the thinking behind the reinstitution of the Harrow Half and continue with our sponsorship. The Body Factory is a Harrow family owned outpatient rehabilitation and therapies centre in central Harrow. With 6,000sqft of air-conditioned space we have two large gym areas, a mirrored studio, quiet consulting rooms for counselling and customised therapy rooms. We have more than 40 therapists who work with us. The owners Dr Michael Gross, a consultant neurologist and Karen, a career nurse believe that every person with any condition, injury or post-operative state can be fundamentally helped to recondition. We are recognised by all of the major insurers for private healthcare but the cost for those who are not insured, remarkably low for the skills available. Do telephone or email in order to seek specific guidance or just call in to see us. We have parking onsite and we are renowned for the support given to all of our clients. Everyone who visits recognises the supportive energy and care that they receive.
Taking care of the environment is very important to McDonald’s. We’re committed to sending zero waste to landfill by 2020, which most of our restaurants achieved in 2017. We are also over half way into our target to recycle at least 50% of our waste by 2020. We aim for all of our packaging to come from recycled, renewable or certified sources by 2025. We also send paper cups separated by customers in our restaurants for recycling at specialist facilities within the UK.
We want the best for the environment. To us that means constantly challenging ourselves to find ways in which we can use our scale and our people, to influence and drive change. By rethinking, reducing and recycling, we’re minimising the impact we have on the environment. We’ve made big progress so far, but we know there’s a lot more to do.
Did You Know
Since 1982, we’ve been collecting the litter that’s dropped in the local area around our restaurants. Our litter patrols and clean-up events walk around 150,000 miles a year, keeping the UK litter free.
Our entire UK delivery fleet runs on biodiesel with almost half of that biodiesel coming from our used cooking oil. The trucks that deliver our food and packaging also take away our used cooking oil, cardboard and kitchen food waste. It makes sense and saves us 5,000 trips a year.
Heathrow is Europe’s largest airport and one of the world’s top international aviation hubs. As the UK’s global gateway, Heathrow welcomes more than 80 million passengers every year. The airport is home to more than 80 airlines and is Britain’s largest cargo port, helping to drive British trade growth by connecting the nation to more than 200 destinations around the world. Heathrow is currently ranked by passengers as the “Best Airport in Western Europe” for the fifth year running and the “Best Airport for Shopping” for 10 years in a row. Terminal 5 holds the title of the “World’s Best Airport Terminal” and Terminal 2 is the airport’s most sustainable, now powered by 100% renewable gas and electricity.
As the issue of humanity’s impact on our planet isn’t going away and the public is showing a large amount of interest in making our planet better Waitrose and Partners is making a lot of progress in the Partnership. This includes home compostable ready meals packaging, 85% of the plastic in own-brand product packaging is already widely recyclable, lose fruit and veg bags have been replaced with home compostable alternatives and all 5p single-use carrier bags have been removed, by Christmas 2020, all Waitrose and Partners own label cards, wraps, crackers, tags, flowers, and plants will either be glitter-free or use of an environmentally friendly alternative. And also 52million disposable cups have been removed from all Waitrose and Partners stores. This is only the beginning of Waitrose and Partners fight to cut down plastic!