LeadingUKchildren’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is appealing for local running enthusiasts to sign up to the British 10k inLondonin July and raise money to help provide essential specialist equipment for youngsters across the capital.
The British 10k event starts at Wellington Arch on the morning of Sunday 8 July and takes in landmarks like Big Ben, the London Eye andSt Paul’s Cathedral before finishing atWhitehall.
Newlife Foundation – which has funded £459,364 of specialist disability equipment for 299 children inLondon– has 20 remaining places for runners. People are asked to raise a minimum of £200 sponsorship and the deadline for entries is Friday 22 June.
Newlife Fundraising Manager Nora Smith said: “This is an established event in the national running calendar and whether you are an occasional jogger or an enthusiastic competitor, it will be an event you won’t want to miss. We are urging runners to think of Newlife and sign up to help support disabled and terminally ill children. We guarantee that 100 per cent of all money raised will go directly to fund essential disability equipment.”
Newlife operates a national Nurse Helpline – 0800 902 0095 – offering information and practical support on a wide range of children’s disability issues. The Helpline is also the gateway to applying for equipment grants for items ranging from wheelchairs, specialist beds and car seats to portable hoists, sensory and communication aids.
Newlife CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “Equipment ‘enables’ and it can mean the difference between comfort and pain, engagement or isolation, freedom or a worsening condition. Equipment costing from just a couple of hundred pounds to several thousands can revolutionise lives.”
For further information about the London10k call the Newlife Community Fundraising team on 01543 462 777 or 0800 988 4640, or go to: [email protected] for details.