Velocity Commerce director and co-founder, Eddie Latham, has fundraised £400 for Cambridge based mental health charity, The Cogwheel Trust, after running the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April. Eddie completed the marathon in 2 hours, 50 minutes and 21 seconds, and Velocity Commerce donated £1 from every order that was placed during the time he was running.
Velocity Commerce, founded in 2013, aims to help brands build a strong online presence and increase revenue through online marketplaces. Utilising its experience and knowledge of channels such as Amazon and eBay, Velocity Commerce supports brands by delivering tailored marketplace solutions that build direct consumer relationships and help their products stand out against competing products in a crowded space. The company was recently named one of the fastest growing companies in Europe in the latest FT 1000 report; one of just 27 UK companies to have made it to the top 100.
Velocity Commerce distributes directly from its own warehouse and, as well as managing current ranges, offers brands an intelligent outlet for end of line, as well as returned and refurbished stock, helping to prevent excessive wastage of useable and resalable products.
Velocity Commerce’s chosen charity, The Cogwheel Trust, has been providing affordable counselling and psychotherapy support for people in Cambridgeshire for over 30 years. The charity has a team of over 40 dedicated part-time counsellors, who are able offer a variety of counselling approaches – from psychodynamic therapy to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Since it was founded, The Cogwheel Trust has provided more than 90,000 counselling sessions, helping more than 20,000 people in Cambridgeshire.
Eddie Latham, Co-founder, Velocity Commerce said: “It is always great to challenge myself through events like the Virgin Money London Marathon, and it’s even better when we can use these opportunities to have some fun raising money for a good cause. We were keen to choose a local charity to fundraise for this time round, because we know what a difference the money raised can make. The work that The Cogwheel Trust does is so in demand yet cannot continue without the support of donations; it feels fantastic that we can support them.”
This donation follows on from Velocity Commerce’s success carrying out fundraising events in 2018, which have included scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, team marathon running and 5-hour exercise classes. A total of £3,000 has previously been raised and the team shows no sign of slowing down.