Put in the miles for Red Cross
THE British Red Cross is hoping Halton residents will pull on their trainers to raise funds next month.
Participants on the Miles For Refugees challenge can choose a distance from 22 to 2,700 miles to cover throughout September.
Residents can then walk, swim, cycle or run to reach their target.
Entry to the event costs £10 with a sponsorship target of £100.
Red Cross events team manager Kerry Thomas said: “Miles For Refugees is an event for everyone.
“Whether you are a marathon runner, a long-distance cyclist, someone who walks the dog each morning, or are trying to motivate yourself to go swimming more regularly, you can sign up and challenge yourself.”
All money raised from Miles For Refugees will support the Red Cross’s family reunion work.
Each year, thousands of refugees are denied their right to a family life because of the complex nature of refugee family reunion.
Trained Red Cross caseworkers guide refugees through the process; and can help with travel logistics ● and costs, ensuring that families are reunited quickly and safely.
Red Cross refugee services’ UK director Alex Fraser said: “At its heart, family reunion is about keeping loved ones together.
“But it is also a safe and legal route to protection that refugees can pursue in order to bring loved ones to the UK.
“Last year we reunited 2,000 people with their families.
“Taking part in Miles For Refugees could help us to reunite many more.”
For more information and to register visit www.redcross.org.uk/ miles
The British Red Cross is holding its Miles For Refugees challenge in September