Runners support Anna’s Hope

The GReat Eastern Run Junior Challenge is launched at the Voyager Academy, who won last year's challenge. L-R: Carole Hughes, Annette Joyce, Kirsty Cleworth, Michael Vincent
The GReat Eastern Run Junior Challenge is launched at the Voyager Academy, who won last year's challenge. L-R: Carole Hughes, Annette Joyce, Kirsty Cleworth, Michael Vincent

Schools and young people’s groups are being urged to get involved in a fun running event and raise funds for a great cause.

Schools and clubs, such as brownies and cubs, are invited to take part in the junior challenge 5k fun run at this year’s Perkins Great Eastern Run, which will take place on Sunday, October 13, through Peterborough.

Once again the organisers of the run have teamed up with charity Anna’s Hope to run the junior challenge and young runners who choose to raise funds for Anna’s Hope can be in with a chance of winning extra prizes courtesy of ChromaSport Schoolwear and Trophies and Sainsbury’s.

Anna’s Hope was founded by Rob and Carole Hughes, in memory of their daughter Anna, who died from a brain tumour aged three years and eight months in 2006.

The charity supports children and young people with brain tumours.

Carole, of Pilsgate near Barnack, said: “We have supported the junior challenge for a number of years and are delighted to be involved for 2013.

“I have seen the event grow over time and it is great to see schools and clubs having fun and raising funds for Anna’s Hope or their own charities.

“A number of schools always take part and it would be fantastic if even more students entered the fun run and junior challenge.

“This year, in addition to the team kit prize worth £500 for the school or youth group that raises the most money for Anna’s Hope they will also win the Anna’s Hope junior challenge cup.”

There will also be prizes for the school, group or club, which enters the most runners and the boy and girl who raise the most money for Anna’s Hope.

The junior challenge was launched last week at The Voyager School in Peterborough, which raised the most money last year - collecting £1,223 for Anna’s Hope. The fun run entry fee for runners aged 16 and under is £5.

To enter visit www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/enter, where there are also details of how to enter the half-marathon or fun run race. If anyone wishes to run for Anna’s Hope e-mail admin@annashope.co.uk or call 01780 740492.