Local TV presenter Sarah Travers braved the freezing conditions along with Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke’s Fundraising Director Kerry Anderson to call for runners (or walkers) to join them at NICHS’s Run to Remember at Benone 10km/5km on 14th March 2015.
Run to Remember Benone took place in September 2013 and attracted 120 participants and raised over £10,000. NICHS are delighted to announce the run is back and it’s bigger and better than before, with local Celebrity Sarah Travers taking part in the 5k run. Sarah would like to encourage as many as possible to take part on the day and fundraise for NICHS who have many services throughout the North Coast.
Sarah said “Yesterday I was walking along Portstewart Beach and the weather was delightful, if a bit cold, and today we were faced with snow, sleet and stormy winds! But it is all worth it to help launch such a worthy charities event, Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke Run to Remember at Benone. Coming from the area I absolutely love what’s on offer here on the North Coast and Benone is one of those gems. I am really looking forward to taking part on the day, even though I might walk a bit of it! And the weather today must be a sign of a good day come on 14th March. All you need to do is visit www.nichs.org.uk/benone and click the link to register then you will receive your fundraising pack and the event details. I hope to see you all there!”
NICHS are looking for runners or walkers to either run to remember someone they’ve lost to a chest, heart or stroke illness or for a friend or family member who is living with one of these conditions every day.
Kerry Anderson, Direct or of Fundraising explains “Run to Remember at Benone is about remembering the 20 people who die every day in Northern Ireland from chest, heart or stroke illnesses as well as these conditions. The money you raise is used by us for the care and prevention of chest, heart and stroke illnesses in your local area.”
Kerry continued “We work with people who have these conditions and their families, offering crucial practical and emotional support at what can be one of the most difficult times of their lives. Our support groups provide an opportunity for people to come together and share experiences while benefitting from a structured programme of activities including rehabilitation, exercise and information about their conditions. We do health promotion work in schools, with the homeless and in the workplace. We fund research relating to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. And we campaign at Assembly level for the people who are affected by these conditions and their families. So thank-you so much for the money you are raising. It will really make a difference.”
For further information on Run to Remember:
Tel: 028 9032 0184
Address: 21 Dublin Road, Belfast, BT2 7HB