Junior fun runs for children's hospice

TEENAGERS in Bideford are calling on young people in the town to get under starter s orders for a fund-raising junior fun run taking place in Victoria Park. Volunteers at the Wings Project are busy organising four races for different age groups on Saturd

TEENAGERS in Bideford are calling on young people in the town to get under starter's orders for a fund-raising junior fun run taking place in Victoria Park.Volunteers at the Wings Project are busy organising four races for different age groups on Saturday, May 30 in aid of the Children's Hospice South West.The first race will be a one 100-metre baby and buggy race, followed by a 50-metre toddler dash. That will be followed by a one-mile children's race and then a more strenuous two-mile teen race for more experienced runners."What started out as a small idea to get the children and young adults involved in organising a community event has turned into a four-race family extravaganza," said Milly Peart, from the charity, Wings."Bideford is a very active town and we have already had lots of interest in the races from families and also from local businesses who would like to get involved in some way."We are delighted that many of the children and young adults that Wings help are getting involved in organising this event."Sixteen-year-old Amy Evans-Loude, from Bideford, has volunteered long-term with Wings and is now involved in organising the Junior Fun Run.She said: "Helping to organise the fun run gives me the chance to get other young people involved in something positive and fun - while raising money for a charity that helps so many families here in the South West. "Wings has really supported me over the years and so I would like to give something back. I'm looking forward to the day and hope that lots of people will get involved." Registration forms are available from Wings, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford; by calling (01237) 472000; or by emailing Milly Peart at milly@wingscharity.com


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