Fundrais­ers en­joy run of the es­tate

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

HALF MARATHON MEN: Peter Bate­man-Rawle and Nick Kent. RUN­NERS have taken on a tough chal­lenge to raise money for char­ity.

A record 500 peo­ple signed up to run in the Ashridge Trail half marathon on Sun­day June 7, which was or­gan­ised to raise money for Ren­nie Grove Hos­pice Care.

The event takes run­ners over dif­fer­ent types of ter­rain around the Ashridge es­tate.

One of those tak­ing part was Nick Kent, from Amer­sham, who said: “It was just beau­ti­ful. We are so lucky to live in this part of the world.”

He was run­ning along­side Peter Bate­man-Rawle, of Prest­wood, who added: “The event was re­ally well or­gan­ised with good sig­nage, friendly sup­port and nice views, and I’ll def­i­nitely be back next year.”

Gil­lian Bar­nett, di­rec­tor of fundrais­ing and mar­ket­ing at Ren­nie Grove, said: “We were ab­so­lutely de­lighted with the turn-out for this year’s Ashridge Trail half marathon and hope the event will raise £25,000 to help nurses carry on car­ing for lo­cal peo­ple.”

The next race for the char­ity will be the Hemel 10k, which takes place on Sun­day July 12. To find out more de­tails, go to www. ren­ CHIL­DREN’S cen­tres across Bucks are hold­ing a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion through­out July.

Called We Love Chil­dren’s Cen­tres, the fa­cil­i­ties will be lay­ing on a host of free ac­tiv­i­ties and events rang­ing from fam­ily fun days to pic­nics in the park.

There is also the chance to en­ter a com­pe­ti­tion to win £350 of fam­ily vouch­ers. Ev­ery­one who at­tends an event at a cen­tre and com­pletes an en­try form will be en­tered into the free prize draw.

The pro­mo­tion aims to high­light the work of the 35 chil­dren’s cen­tres in Bucks and to en­cour­age more peo­ple to visit their lo­cal cen­tre to find out more about what goes on.

Zahir Mo­hammed, cab­i­net mem­ber for ed­u­ca­tion and skills, said: “Chil­dren’s cen­tres play a vi­tal role in the heart of our com­mu­ni­ties, giv­ing par­ents and fam­i­lies a fun and in­for­mal place to meet, and also to get help and sup­port if needed.

“If you have never set foot in­side your lo­cal chil­dren’s cen­tre, now is the time to go in and dis­cover what goes on and get in­volved.”

Find out more about chil­dren’s cen­tres month, and what is go­ing on at your lo­cal cen­tre, at: www. bu c k s f a mi l y i n fo. o r g / chil­drens-cen­tres.

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