High 5 for Chesterfield Half’s charity challenge
Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon is asking people to run (or walk) 5K or 5 Miles as they look ahead to the big Derbyshire race in October. Event organisers want to help runners stay focussed while they support two local charities – Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
The #FiveForFive Challenge asks participants to run five, donate five and nominate five via social media and lend a helping hand to these worthy causes in very difficult times.
The organisers in conjunction with their partners and sponsors are strong supporters of their local community that includes Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Since 2017 they have raised over £140,000 for charities.
Walk (take the dog!), jog or run (any form of exercise is welcome) and is an ideal way to stay fit and active while raising funds for charity.
Charities are experiencing a fall in donations as events have been cancelled or postponed leading to a shortfall in finances. They provide essential services to the most vulnerable but the ongoing crisis has put these under threat whilst the need is ever-present and vital.
The organisers of the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon are rallying North Derbyshire to their cause as espoused by event director John Timms who said: “We felt the ‘run five, donate five, nominate five' format would be a great way of encouraging people to support charities while staying healthy, within the social distancing guidelines.”
They ask participants to donate a minimum of £5 to the charity of their choice. For more information about supporting these two charities visit Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice websites.
The 2020 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 18 October. Entries are open via the website.
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