Help The West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust charity’s fundraising in Examiner Charity Challenge
Apr 29 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Help charity’s fundraising challenge
A CHARITY is asking people in Huddersfield for their support in this year’s Examiner Charity Challenge.
The West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust receives strong support at the event.
But this is an important year for the charity.
It is hoping to start building its children’s hospice in Brackenhall this summer so needs more help boosting funds than ever before.
Gina Fielding, from the Trust, said: “In the past we have had a lot of support but this is an important year for our charity so the more money we can raise the better.
“The Charity Challenge is a fantastic, very well organised event that gives people the chance to get out together in the fresh air, have some fun and enjoy the lovely countryside.
“We will be there on the day and we’re hoping lots of people come and join us.”
The Trust is raising funds to provide a specialist hospice and respite services for life-limited children from Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.
The estimated building costs are over £3m, while more than £1.5m will be needed each year to provide services.
A team from the charity will be taking on the seven-mile walk, but there are lots of other activities so people of all fitness levels can join in the fun.
The hugely popular event takes place on Sunday, May 23 at Meltham Sports and Community Centre.
Activities include a variety of walks, cycle rides, a pushchair, toddler and wheelchair walk and horse ride.
This year there are new venues for some of the events. The toddler and wheelchair walks take place in Beaumont Park, while the horse ride is between New Mill and Shepley.
It is being organised by the Lions Clubs and over the years has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.
The deadline for entries has been extended until the day of the event.
To get involved visit the Examiner website at www.examiner.co.uk.