Take up Alms chal­lenge

Surrey Herald/News - - COMMUNITY -

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.

Gra­hame Larter HI145453

James Evans has cel­e­brated

his 100th birth­day.

This year’s Alms Race is on Oc­to­ber 5.

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