Get ex­er­cise while fund­ing hospice

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION - FIONA MILLER Area events manager (cen­tral re­gion) Can­cer Re­search UK

AS an ath­lete I’m al­ways try­ing to en­cour­age friends and fam­ily to join me and take part in ex­er­cise.

This sum­mer why not take part in a fun run with your fam­ily and friends whilst rais­ing money for a fan­tas­tic char­ity.

Get your train­ers on and head down to Bat­tersea Park for this year’s RBC Race for the Kids on Sun­day 7 June 2015.

The 5k fam­ily fun run helps to raise vi­tal funds for Great Or­mond Street Hos­pi­tal Chil­dren’s Char­ity.

You don’t have to be an Olympian, ev­ery­one from young chil­dren to grand­par­ents can take part – walk or run, and it’s up to you.

You can take part in­di­vid­u­ally or in a team and there’s af­ter race ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment for all.

I re­ally en­joyed tak­ing part last year; it was re­ally inspiring to see peo­ple come to­gether in sup­port of the hos­pi­tal.

Last year, over 6,000 peo­ple joined in, rais­ing more than £800,000.

This year the char­ity needs to raise even more money to go to­wards pro­vid­ing new state of the art build­ings and fa­cil­i­ties for pa­tients and their fam­i­lies.

Reg­is­ter­ing is sim­ple, just visit www.race­forthekids.co.uk. The web­site in­cludes use­ful tips and ideas to help your fundrais­ing reach its full po­ten­tial.

So please do some­thing great this year and sign up to this amaz­ing event.

The money you raise will help Great Or­mond Street Hos­pi­tal to make sure that more very sick chil­dren get the very best care that they de­serve.

FA­TIMA WHIT­BREAD MBE

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