by Martin Graham
SCOTTISH hospice charity CHAS is looking for women to join its team for the Glasgow Women’s 10k on Sunday 13 May.
Last year’s team of 40 raised £8,500 and this time the fundraising target is £10,000. The charity is keen to hear from people who want to run this year for fun, a personal best or to try something new.
CHAS Fundraiser Grace Wilson said: “The amount raised last year was an amazing achievement and this year we want to top it by smashing the £10,000 mark.
“All the money raised will help provide care for children and young people in Scotland who have life-shortening conditions.”
Everyone in the team will receive a sponsor pack including a running vest. After the race they will receive free chocolate and have their photo taken at the CHAS stall in the Charity Village.
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. The hospice are Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch.
There the whole family can find short planned breaks, emergency support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services.
CHAS also provides a home care service staffed from both hospices and with dedicated teams in the North of Scotland. Currently more than 250 families use the charity’s resources. Funding comes from, mainly, the generosity of CHAS supporters who help raise the £7+ million needed each year to provide the vital hospice services.
Visit CHAS at www.chas.org.uk
While New Year resolutions to get fit are still around, the Ignis Asset Management Women’s 10k is being promoted for the 20th year. Clyde 1 presenters Knoxy and Shebahn Littlejohn will formally launch the event on Wednesday this week to the female drummers and pipers of the famous Williamwood Pipe Band. The musical involvement highlights the fact that there will be music every 500m of the popular run to boost flagging runners’ spirits and to add to the fun-day atmosphere.
Taking place on Sunday 13 May starting at Nithsdale Road, the race attracts around 10,000 runners who will progress through the Southside via Maxwell Park, Pollok Park to the finishing line in Bellahouston Park. To sign up or for more information, see the website: www.runglasgow.org