Fun run sup­ports chil­dren’s hospice

Bayside and Northern Suburbs Star - - NEWS -

NORTH­SIDE run­ners will be rais­ing money for Queens­land’s only chil­dren’s hospice while dash­ing around the largest round­about in Sandgate in Oc­to­ber.

The 4th an­nual Sandgate Sun­set Run will fea­ture four runs, cater­ing for all ages, when it is held on Oc­to­ber 14 from 4-8pm, and all funds raised will go to Hum­ming­bird House in Cherm­side.

There will be a two-hour Open Re­lay, a 40-minute So­cial Re­lay, a Ju­nior Re­lay for ages 10-15 as well as a Kids’ Dash for those aged 9 and un­der.

All events are run around the round­about near Sandgate Town Hall; the area is shut off to cars for the evening with world food mar­kets, free en­ter­tain­ment,and a kids’ zone.

Event Di­rec­tor Dean Gib­son said Hum­ming­bird House – which pro­vides short break stays, fam­ily well-be­ing ser­vices, cre­ative ther­a­pies and care at the end of life for chil­dren with life-lim­it­ing con­di­tions and their fam­i­lies – was a per­fect fit for the Sun­set Run, which falls on World Hospice and Pal­lia­tive Care Day.

“There are many de­serv­ing char­i­ties out there but when we thought of Hum­ming­bird House our whole team agreed we would love to sup­port this in­cred­i­ble charity,” Mr Gib­son said.

“We were re­ally moved by the amaz­ing work they are do­ing for fam­i­lies and their kids with life-lim­it­ing con­di­tions. We know our run­ners and spec­ta­tors will re­ally get be­hind this cause.”

Reg­is­tra­tions are open at www.sandgate­sun­setrun. com.au.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

Michelle Mclean, Melanie Mundy, Yvette McMur­trie and Anita Mor­ris had fun in a pre­vi­ous Sandgate Sun­set Run.

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