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RUN: Runners prepare to set off at last year’s Give a Gift 5k challenge, raising funds for Martin House Children’s Hospice and the Children’s heart Surgery Fund

RUN: Runners prepare to set off at last year’s Give a Gift 5k challenge, raising funds for Martin House Children’s Hospice and the Children’s heart Surgery Fund

Give a Gift hits Roundhay for annual 5k

Following on from the success of last year’s Give a Gift 5k run and walk, the annual fundraiser is set to return to Roundhay Park later this month as running shoes are once again dusted off for charity.

Over £8,000 has been raised from the event over the past two years, with all funds going towards local causes - the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund at Leeds General Infirmary and Martin House Children’s Hospice.

This year, whether you are an avid runner, or just want to enjoy a stroll around the picturesque park, the Give a Gift team are challenging all abilities to come down and enjoy an action packed day of fundraising.

Hoping to smash previous records, Habib Khan, Give a Gift Ambassador, said he was looking forward to welcoming this year’s fundraisers and thanked them in advance for their attendance.

“This is the third year that we have staged the run and we are really looking forward to seeing our amazing fundraisers challenge themselves once again for these two amazing causes,” he said.

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INCLUSIVE: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to attend the Give a Gift run in Roundhay Park later this month

“This year the run returns and is once again open to every person of every age and ability. This is a great opportunity to have an amazing day out with the whole family, and help out some local charities who need our support.”

As with previous years, fun activities will once again be put on for children on the day whilst free refreshments and goodie bags will greet walkers, joggers and runners as they take a step towards helping the charities.

Former England Rugby international, Ikram Butt, said it is a great initiative to join in with after taking part previously.

“I did the run last year and it was a great day where hundreds of people came out to join in with the fundraising efforts,” he said.

“I hope this year will be even bigger and better than that and look forward to another great day at Roundhay Park.”

The run begins at 10.30am on Sunday 30th August at Leeds’ Roundhay Park and is open to all abilities.

Register now at www.giveagift5krun.com or call 01132 773 330, email info@giveagift.orf.uk

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