Take up Alms challenge
RACE organisers are calling on runners to sign up for this year’s Alms Race held every year at Whiteley Village. The race is made up of a 5km run or jog through the 200 acres of woods and grounds at Whiteley Village, off Seven Hills Road, with obstacles placed across the course. Funds are being raised for the upkeep of the 250 almshouses that form part of the retirement village. These properties are for retired people of limited means, mainly those who are claiming housing or other benefits. The village is managed by The Whiteley Homes Trust charity, which is also looking for sponsorship of obstacles and for the event itself. Chandra MacGowan, chief executive of Whiteley Village said: “This will be the second year of running this event. “We have a really beautiful village and are hoping relatives and friends of our residents, as well as the wider Weybridge and Walton community, will come out to support this.” The Alms Race will start at 10.30am on Sunday October 5. There will be a free 2km fun run for under12s starting at 10am. Entry to the Alms Race is £50 for a team of four, £25 a pair or £12.50 per individual (2km free for under 12s). Competitors can run in fancy dress.
James Evans has celebrated
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This year’s Alms Race is on October 5.