£ 10,000 boost from run a sweet treat for hospice
SUCCESS was sweet for participants of Solihull’s The Chocolate 5k which has raised over £ 10,000 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.
More than 300 sweettoothed runners took to Elmdon Park Nature Reserve last week to help raise funds for the charity.
The fundraisers were handed bars from chocolate stations as they tackled the course and this year’s event saw runners raising more money than ever before. The previous two runs took place at Dorridge Village Hall in 2015 and 2016. Lucy Watkins, events manager at Birmingham St Mary’s, said: “This year’s Chocolate 5k in Solihull was our sweetest yet and it was fantastic to see even more runners join us to help raise crucial funds for our Hospice.
“£ 10,000 is an incredible amount of money and will allow us to continue to provide expert care and support to over 1,200 local families,” she added.
To find out more about Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice: https:// www. birminghamhospice. org. uk
Runners taking part in Solihull’s The Chocolate 5k