Fundraisers enjoy run of the estate
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. renniegrove.org. 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.