A TV STAR is getting her running shoes on to help support a local children’s hospice.
Hollyoaks actress Rachel Shenton, who originates from Blythe Bridge, is signing up for The Donna Louise Children's Hospice 10K and 5K Family Fun Run with a little help from some friends at the official race sponsors bet365bingo.com
Rachel is urging runners to run for it and book their place on the ninth annual 10K and 5k Family Fun Run, which takes place on Sunday, May 12, at Trentham Gardens.
Rachel is really looking forward to taking part in the annual charity race.
She said: “The 10K and 5K is a great way to spend a Sunday out with the whole family and it is for an amazing cause The Donna Louise Children's Hospice.
The course at Trentham is suitable for experienced runners and non-runners, who just want to have a go and have some fun.
“People might be put off by running and think it is too hard, but they should have a go and just try the smaller 5K run.
“I am really looking forward to the run and seeing as many people as possible join me at the start line.”
Helping Rachel with some training in the Hospice’s garden will be some of the famous bet365bingo.com bingo heads.
The event is also being supported by media partners Signal Radio.
The 10K race is registered by UK Athletics and will issue official times through electronic time tags. The 5K Family Fun Run is open to all ages and abilities with prizes for the best fancy dress.
The entry fee for adults is £14 for the 10K and £12 for the 5K. Children under 16 can take part in the 5K for £7. A 5K Family Tickets is £35 for two adults and two children.
All runners will receive a medal and goodie bag at the finish line.
For information or to register contact 01782 654444, email info@donnalouisetrust.
org, or visit The Donna Louise Children's Hospice 10K and 5K Family Fun Run website at www.donnalouisetrust.org/run
The Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust provides a range of specialist care and support services for children with a shortened life expectancy and their families.
They support children and their families with the challenges that having a life-threatening condition can often bring.
Services may be provided in the family home or the hospice or a combination of both depending on the family’s and child’s preference. The hospice provides care for children between the ages of 0 to 19 years from Staffordshire and South Cheshire.
Currently the Trust cares for more than 140 children from South Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Care and support is free of charge to children and families and the charity needs to raise £2.4 million a year to run its services.