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BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge, Nottingham

More than 60 people braved the rain on Sunday 11 May 2014 to participate in the BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge in Nottingham.

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 Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LANAA) to support their commendable work in the local community.

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 2:00pm at Rushcliffe Country Park, Ruddington in the presence of Amy Dickinson from LANAA.

Addressing the gathering, Amy shared: “I’m so grateful to BAPS Charities for choosing LANAA as their local charity to support. The funds you raise will help more people than you will know.”

After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners moved along the route completing two circuits of the scenic country park.

One of the young participants, 13-year-old Neha Khambhatia, said: “I had a wonderful time in the walk and I’m really proud that the money I raised will be going to help people who are ill and needy.”

BAPS Charities volunteer Udai Pankhania added: “It was mostly a wet and windy day unfortunately, but it was inspiring to see the families come out on a Sunday afternoon to do their bit for such a wonderful cause. We’re really thankful to everyone for their support and enthusiasm.”

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

To learn about Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, please click here.

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