Run Norwich unveils 2017 official race charities!
Three local causes will join organisers Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) as the new official Run Norwich charities for 2017.
SERV Norfolk, Norwich & Central Norfolk MIND, and Big C, were selected from a host of applicants for the third edition of the 10k road race and will each receive support to raise awareness of their vital work, as well as free places in Run Norwich for runners that wish to fundraise.
This year’s selections provide a diverse range of services in the local community:
SERV Norfolk is run by volunteers and provides crucial transport of medical items such as blood, plasma, breast milk, or vaccines, free of charge to the NHS.
Big C is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk & Waveney,
Norwich & Central Norfolk MIND is the leading mental health charity in Norfolk.
They will replace Age UK Norwich, Nelson’s Journey, and Norfolk Accident Rescue Service, who have served as official race charities for 2015 and 2016.
Jackie Thornton from CSF said:
“One of our main aims is to use Run Norwich to raise funds and awareness for local charities.
“We intend to select new charities each year to help as many different groups as possible to receive the support and exposure they may not get otherwise.
“As the first year was a big learning process, we kept the original charities on for two races and we’re really proud of what we’ve achieved with each of them.”
Around 600 people accepted official charity places for the 2016 event, which saw overall entries top 5,000 for the first time.
From the 2015 and 2016 races, over £150,000 was raised for the four official charities, which has provided a welcome boost to the service that each one provides to the local community.
Big C CEO Dr Chris Bushby said:
“We are so excited to be part of RUN Norwich 2017, this ever popular and successful event is a great attraction in the heart of Norwich and gives people a fantastic opportunity to make a big impact on the lives of local people through supporting these charities.
Thanks to the hard working community of fundraisers, supporters and volunteers in Norfolk & Waveney, Big C are able to continue to help more patients and families living with cancer here in our region.
Your hard work and training in preparation for Run Norwich will make a big impact to those affected by cancer.”
To find out more about Big C and how your support will help those affected by cancer, watch our short film here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIXQWXQ7Rdk
By taking part in Run Norwich for Big C, together we will improve the lives of even more people living with cancer in Norfolk & Waveney.
A £3 donation can make a big difference.
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