Olympian to start Bideford fun run

ENTRANTS ranging in age from 11 months to teenagers are expected to line up for the Bideford Junior Fun Run on Saturday. With staff from Wings South West and the Children's Hospice South West they will run a variety of courses around Victoria Park in Bide

ENTRANTS ranging in age from 11 months to teenagers are expected to line up for the Bideford Junior Fun Run on Saturday.With staff from Wings South West and the Children's Hospice South West they will run a variety of courses around Victoria Park in Bideford to raise money for the children's hospice.Commonwealth Games silver medallist and Olympic runner Jo Pavey will start the races and be around for photograph opportunities afterwards. Merlin the juggler, who is currently featuring on Britain's Got Talent, might be there, too!Races are: 100m baby & buggy dash (10:15am); 50m toddler dash (10:30am); one mile primary school race (11am); two mile secondary school race (12noon).Wings South West has teamed up with the Children's Hospice South West to put on this event. Wings works with young people in and around the Bideford area, using practical courses and creative learning opportunities to give young people a future and a hope. With this in mind, they wanted to put on an event which would give some of their groups an insight into planning an event, promoting healthy living and exercise in schools, whilst raising money for a fantastic cause. For further information contact Milly Peart, youth and events worker for Wings South West, on (01237) 472000 or at milly@wingscharity.com


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