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BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge, Coventry

More than 75 people took to the Memorial Park in Coventry for the BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge on Sunday 18 May 2014.

Each year, BAPS Charities organises a fun and healthy charity event for individuals to unite as a community to support a worthy cause. At several towns and cities around the UK, around 4,000 enthusiastic men, women and children of all ages – ranging from toddlers through to senior citizens in their nineties – walk, jog and even run a distance of 10 kilometres to raise funds and awareness for a variety of good causes.

This year’s event partnered nationally with Diabetes UK, the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes – including the 3.8 million people in the UK that are currently diagnosed with the disease. In addition, BAPS Charities also raised funds for Asian Blind Association, a local charity that provides information, counselling and emotional support for blind and partially-sighted people in and around the Coventry area.

The Challenge this year builds on 20 years of sponsored events. Previous national charity partners have included Macmillan Cancer Research, Barnardo’s, The Anthony Nolan Trust, The British Heart Foundation, Breast Cancer Care, Age UK, KIDS, as well as Diabetes UK.

The event kicked-off shortly after 9.30am from Memorial Park in the presence of Paul Singh Gill from Diabetes UK and Bhanumati Dabhi, President of Asian Blind Association. Both thanked BAPS Charities for their generosity and welcomed the greater awareness the event has already brought to their respective causes.

After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners started on the scenic route from the tennis courts and made their way around the park.

Dipesh Jagatia, 23, shared: “It was an excellent day with brilliant weather this year, which was a welcome change. More importantly, we raised funds for those less fortunate than us so it made the day out very special.”

BAPS Charities volunteer Nitin Ladva added: “Once again we had everyone involved from the local centre, from the very young to the more senior members. Not only were we out to raise funds for the event, we were also able to communicate and make people aware of the great work these charities do.”

To learn more about the work of Diabetes UK, please click here.

To learn more about Coventry Asian Blind Association, please click here.

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