Organisers of this year’s Blythe Valley Business Park Charity Fun Run have chosen to donate their entry proceeds to a learning difficulties charity.
Blythe Valley Park and Shirley Lions Club have announced they will donate money they make at the annual event to charity SoLO (Solihull Life Opportunities).
The charity has been established for seven years and provides people with learning difficulties of all ages the opportunity to take part in activities they would not usually be able to be involved with.
The event takes place on Sunday, September 14, and as in previous years will include a 500m fun run for children which starts at 11am, followed by 5km and 10km races at 11.30am around the countryside and pathways of Blythe Valley Park, which is just off junction 4 of the M42.
Deborah Fennell, property manager at Blythe Valley Park, said the park is pleased to be hosting the event and has hailed the work of both the Lions and SoLO. This is the 11th consecutive event of the run and the Lions have been excellent to work with,” Deborah said.
“They do some brilliant work as do the nominated charity SoLO. We’re pleased to be helping such an excellent cause and look forward to helping raise as much as we can ahead of September 14. Every year we get great support from businesses on the park and people all over the region and it would be great if we could get a record amount of runners for such a good event.”
Ken Barker, president of the Lions club, said: “SoLO is an organisation we have supported in the past and we have a close relationship with the charities we work with.
“We know and appreciate what an excellent job they do with people of all ages, the opportunities that they provide are fantastic.
“They have an extremely hard working team and are moving to a new headquarters in order to strengthen their operations.
“Everyone who takes part in the run will be helping SoLO to fund their move so they can continue their already excellent work on a larger scale.”
To enter visit www.runnersworld.co.uk/events and for sponsorship forms contact Deborah Fennell on 0121 701 5583.