Norwood races to raise new sponsorship cash
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.