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BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge, South East London

More than 280 people came out to Chislehurst Sports & Country Club in Kent on Sunday 27 April 2014 for the BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge.

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 kicked-off shortly after 1:30pm. After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners moved along the route completing 12 circuits of the grounds.

One of the participants and local coordinators, Parul Patel, shared: “The number of people who turned up to participate and support the local event was amazing. Everyone was in high spirits and it was a pleasure to see people from all ages coming together to support such a worthy cause.”

BAPS Charities volunteer Keyur Patel added: “This was the first time we had held the event locally in Kent, but everything went according to plan and it was a fantastic family charity event. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed taking part and helping to raise money for these worthy charities. We’re already looking forward to hosting the event again next year!”

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

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