Chailey Heritage launches new charity fun run

Chailey Heritage launches new charity fun run

Leading children and young adults’ charity, Chailey Heritage Foundation has announced the launch of a brand new run – the Focus 10k

The Focus 10k will take place on 3 June at Borde Hill Garden in Haywards Heath. The event is to raise funds for Chailey Heritage Foundation.

The run, which will encompass a 10k option, a 5k option and a mini mile for children, is the first of its kind to take place through the grounds and parkland of Borde Hill Garden.

Sponsored by Focus Group, a Sussex based telecommunications provider, the run will be open to all levels of runners from beginners running for fun, through to those training for other events or who are looking for a new route to challenge themselves. As well as the opportunity to complete the course, there will be a host of exciting child centric activities for the whole family to participate in including face painters, a bouncy castle, hot food and refreshments.

All monies raised from the run will go towards Chailey Heritage Foundation’s D.R.E.A.M. Centre Appeal to build a state-of-the-art, purpose-built environment where the whole Chailey Heritage community can come together to take part in sports such as wheelchair football and trampolining, as well as drama, dance and other performances. Chailey Heritage Foundation is still fundraising for the last £300,000 to ensure that the D.R.E.A.M. Centre will be fully realised and is encouraging those who would like to donate to visit their website.

Those interested in running to raise funds can sign up online or go to the Facebook page to find out more information.

Costs to enter the race are £20 for the 10k, £15 for the 5k and £10 for the Mini Mile for children, although there will be an Early Bird discount of £15, £10 & £5 respectively.

Chris Goodman, Director of Focus Group commented, “We are thrilled to be supporting what we hope will become a key annual fundraising event for Chailey Heritage Foundation. Charities like Chailey Heritage rely heavily on the generosity of local business and supporters and having visited the site in Chailey, I have seen first hand the incredible work they do to help children and young adults to reach their full potential.”

Sally-Anne Murray, Development Director at Chailey Heritage Foundation continues, “We are absolutely delighted that Focus Group is partnering with us for this exciting new event – without them it just would not be possible. We hope this event will help us with the final push to reach our target for the D.R.E.AM. Centre Appeal, which will be such an amazing facility for the children and young people at Chailey Heritage.”