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BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge, Preston

More than 80 people took to the streets in Preston for the BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge on Sunday 25 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.

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 at Preston kicked-off shortly after 10:30am from Penwortham Community Centre.

After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners moved along the streets of Penwortham towards Broadgate along the banks of River Ribble. After passing Preston Docklands, they returned to the starting point.

One of the participants, Mitesh Limbachia, 40, shared: “It was a wonderful day for the family to able to join in and do something for such a good cause. It was really well organised too.”

BAPS Charities volunteer Vandan Purohit added: “We are very pleased to see so many people turn out on a Sunday to support the great work of BAPS Charities and Diabetes UK. We hope to achieve much more going forwards for those in need.”

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

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