CHARITIES can discover an easy way to raise cash this week.
Bob Armitage, chairman of the Examiner Charity Challenge organising committee, is holding a meeting to explain how good causes can benefit.
This year’s 20th anniversary event on May 17 includes three sponsored walks, three bike rides, a horse ride a buggy and wheelchair push and – for the first time – Nordic walking.
Mr Armitage invited charities interested in raising money at the event to a meeting at Salendine Nook YMCA on New Hey Road at 7.45pm on Wednesday.
He said: “It’s an easy way of raising funds because we do all the organisation and chase up the money afterwards. All the charities have to do is find people willing to take part and help their cause.”
Thirty charities have already signed up to be part of the charity challenge, including Kirkwood Hospice, West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
But Mr Armitage said the challenge was also suited to smaller groups. He said: “We’re really looking for little local charities like scout groups who want to raise a few hundred pounds. Charities like Golcar Old Folks Treat have benefited from being part of the challenge.”
The Examiner Charity Challenge takes place on Sunday, May 17 from Meltham Sports and Community Centre on Mean Lane. There will be routes to suit all ages and abilities.
Walkers can choose between a four-mile and seven-mile route. And, to celebrate the challenge’s 20th anniversary, there will be a 20km (12.5 mile) walk. Spaces on the longest route are limited to 30.
There will also be a four-mile Nordic walking route for the first time. The activity, which is popular on the continent, involves walking with poles.
Cyclists can choose between rides of seven, 17 and 24 miles and there will also be a 12-mile horse ride. The challenge will also feature a two-mile pushchair and wheelchair route.
For more information call Mr Armitage on 07802 900 653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org