A former British 400m bronze medallist has helped launch a fundraising website to help provide a sustainable future for voluntary and community groups in Birmingham.
Katharine Merry, who won her medal in Sydney in 2000, was at Barclays Bank’s Latitude Club in the city, to support West Midlands community foundations launch Localgiving.com
Ms Merry said: “Localgiving.com is a great way for groups to raise money through their online presence and reach a wider audience of people to support the amazing work they do.
“The day was wonderful, hearing directly from groups on how this initiative is making a real difference to local groups working on the ground.”
So far more than 100 groups from across the West Midlands have signed up to Localgiving.com.