Run For Charity With Chailey Heritage
by Hayley Lee
It’s time to lace up your trainers and get ready for the Focus Run, a 10k, 5k and Mini Mile to help raise funds for Chailey Heritage Foundation.
Chailey Heritage Foundation has announced the launch of a brand new run – the Focus 10k – to take place on 3rd June at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, with all proceeds going to Chailey Heritage Foundation.
The run, which will encompass a 10k option, a 5k option and a mini mile for children will be open to all levels of runners from first time competitors to those experienced in running mid-long distances. Each runner will be time chipped and there will be winners’ trophies, a top fundraiser prize and a medal and goody bag for all the finishers. As well as the opportunity to complete the course, there will be a host of exciting child centric activities for the whole family to participate in including face painters, a bouncy castle, hot food and refreshments.
All monies raised from the run will go towards Chailey Heritage Foundation’s D.R.E.A.M. Centre Appeal to build a state-of-the-art, purpose-built environment where the whole Chailey Heritage community can come together to take part in sports such as wheelchair football and trampolining, as well as drama, dance and other performances. Chailey Heritage Foundation is still fundraising for the last £200,000 to ensure that the D.R.E.A.M. Centre will be fully realised and is encouraging those who would like to donate to visit www.thedreamcentreappeal.org.uk.
Chailey Heritage Foundation is a pioneering Sussex charity which educates and cares for over 220 children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs. Those interested in running to raise funds can sign up at www.runchaileyheritage.org.uk or go to the Facebook page (runchaileyheritage) to find out more information. Costs to enter the race are £20 for the 10k, £15 for the 5k and £10 for the Mini Mile for children.
Sally-Anne Murray, Development Director at Chailey Heritage Foundation comments, “We hope this event will help us with the final push to reach our target for the D.R.E.AM. Centre Appeal, which will be such an amazing facility for the children and young people at Chailey Heritage.”