£ 10,000 boost from run a sweet treat for hos­pice

Solihull News - - NEWS -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.