Going the extra mile 

12/08/10
Mayor

The Mayor of Bolton is delighted that over 50 community and fundraising groups have already expressed interest in taking part in his Charity Mayorathon.

The Mayorathon takes place at Leverhulme Park on Sunday 12 September, from 11-3pm.

It offers many fundraising opportunities for local groups, charities and individuals to get involved and raise sponsorship for their chosen causes. People who take part are asked to pay £1 to join, and they must register their interest with the Mayor's Office on 01204 331090 or email sally.hayes@bolton.gov.uk

The £1 registration fee will be donated to the Mayor’s charities. Then all the sponsorship monies raised by taking part in the one mile walk, the 5k run and 5k bike ride can be donated to residents’ own good causes.

The event is an excellent chance to give something back and to give families a chance to come along and enjoy a range of activities such as the army paintball shooting range, fun fair, bouncy castle, climbing wall, and a variety of charity stalls raisings funds for Help For Heroes, The Christie hospital, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, The Mayor's Charity Appeal (Alzheimers Society, Kids Together and Brain Tumour Research Endowment Fund) and others.

Charlie the Clown Fish, Christie Bear, Stormy Stan and other mascots will be around to meet the young ones, who can also climb aboard the fire engine and enjoy the games and activities.

Councillor Byrne said: “I feel privileged to be able to organise such a special event full of fun and fundraising and am delighted we’ve had so many people and groups already sign up.

“I hope all those involved with the charity, voluntary and other community groups will register for the sponsored one mile walk, the 5k run, or the 5k bike ride, or all three and help those causes close to their own hearts. As well as the sponsored activities there’s lots going on so it’s going to be a real family day out.”

 

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