Nor­wood races to raise new spon­sor­ship cash

The Jewish Chronicle - - CommunityNews -

NOR­WOOD, the com­mu­nity’s child and fam­ily char­ity, is launch­ing its 2007 Chal­lenges Cal­en­dar this week in a bid to beat 2006, which proved a record year for spon­sored events.

In 2006, a record 2,200 peo­ple par­tic­i­pated in 10 UK and in­ter­na­tional chal­lenge events, rais­ing more than £1.3 mil­lion. The Stan­more-based char­ity hopes to raise more cash and in­volve more peo­ple with this year’s chal­lenges, which in­clude bike rides, marathons, walks and a golf event.

As well as re­turn­ing to Is­rael, the char­ity will be run­ning bike rides across the Amer­i­can Wild West in Wy­oming, and in Asia, cy­cling 600 kilo­me­tres through Viet­nam and Cam­bo­dia.

For those who pre­fer to stay closer to home, the char­ity is run­ning its 12th an­nual Cap­i­tal to Coast in July. For those who want a softer op­tion, there is a 30-mile stretch from Hay­ward’s Heath to Hove. An­other an­nual favourite, the Ju­nior Bike Ride, aimed at chil­dren aged seven to 14 and their fam­i­lies, will take place on June 24, while for non-cy­clists, there is a Wa­ter­side Walk along the Thames from Kew to Hamp­ton Court in May. Nor­wood is also of­fer­ing places for the Lon­don and New York marathons, while golfers can take part in Golf Aid in June in which they must com­plete 90 holes across five cour­ses in one day.

“We are al­ways con­scious that many dif­fer­ent peo­ple with vary­ing de­grees of in­ter­est and abil­i­ties want to do their bit for char­ity, and that is why we of­fer such a wide range of chal­lenges,” said Nor­wood head of chal­lenges Ian Tate.

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