Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-09

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16 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS The Twilight Runway Challenge has raised more than £30,000 to date STEVE LEE Twilight Runway Challenge cleared for Blackbushe take-off A NUMBER of charities and organisati­ons in Hampshire and Surrey are set to benefit after it was announced that this year’s Twilight Runway Challenge will be staged at Blackbushe Airport, Yateley, later this month. The event, which is organised by volunteers from The Community Matters Partnershi­p Project (CMPP), a charity based in Frimley, will be held on Saturday September 26 and will see participan­ts sponsored to walk, run, cycle or scoot 3km, 5k or 10k for a number of partner charities. Causes set to benefit include The Shots Foundation and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. Tracy Jarvis, chief executive officer of CMPP, said: “The Twilight Runway Challenge has raised over £30,000 to date, making a huge difference to local communitie­s. Like many charities it has been a challengin­g few months for CMPP, so by partnering with other charities we hope to create an iconic, unique event which will be of mutual benefit. “We are delighted to be able to partner with Blackbushe Airport to host this year’s event. The enormous space available at the airport, as well as other safety measures we have put in place, means this popular community occasion will meet government guidelines and keep challenger­s, staff and volunteers safe.” Chris Gazzard who manages the airport said: “We are honoured to be able to offer the airport for this year’s Challenge. “It should be a fantastic occasion – a bit of much-needed fun for families after lockdown and, most importantl­y, helping to raise money for so many good causes. This is our first year in partnershi­p with CMPP but I’m looking forward to establishi­ng the Twilight Runway Challenge at Blackbushe for many years to come.” As well as having lots of space for social distancing, additional safety and hygiene measures will also be in place during the challenge. Felix, who is aged around 10, is a confident cat in search of a quiet new home MOGGY MATCHMAKER­S DEADLINE EXTENDED MORE TIME TO CLAIM DECEMBER COMPENSATI­ON DEADLINE SEPT If you were affected by last year’s rail strikes, the deadline to apply for compensati­on has been extended. Find out if you’re eligible and apply at 30 Can you help Felix find a home? southweste­ ionate boy a caring new home? If so, please get in touch with the charity on 01252 334 644, email uk or visit FELIX is a handsome cat of around 10 years of age who is looking for a loving home in a safe location away from busy roads and railways. He is a friendly boy and quite confident, and would prefer to have a home as the only pet in a fairly quiet household, ideally with someone home for at least part of the day. Are you able to offer this affect- PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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