A Copthorne Coffee

A Copthorne Coffee

What exactly is "A Copthorne Coffee"?

The Copthorne coffee idea is based on the Pending/Suspended coffee which started out in Italy as a way of buying a person in need a cup of coffee in an anonymous act of charity.

This came to us after one of our CTE regulars contacted us to say that they had had a good year & wanted to donate a place on the Copthorne 100 for anyone who wanted to race but was struggling a little with the financial crisis. We thought that it was a fantastic idea & immediately matched it with a free place from us as well. We advertised the places & were amazed at the response from the Canary trails community, with offers of donations coming in thick & fast.

We took stock & decided that the best way to allocate the donated funds was not to apply them to a specific distance but to match them to the requests from runners suffering a little financially but wanting to race on a first come, first served basis.

We do not judge & we do not think any one person is more deserving than another. We match the funds raised & we allocate the places as & when they are needed. All donors to the fund & racers who take a coffee place remain anonymous if they so wish.

At the moment, The Copthorne Coffee fund only goes towards race places & unfortunately we cannot help out financially with travel & accommodation costs. We will help where we can, but we are a small company primarily focused on our Charity fundraising so we have very little spare cash.

CTE will match each donation given towards free race places. The "Coffee" places are available on the Copthorne races from the 50km up to the 100miler & The Two Towers 50km night race.

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