Hope House Children’s Hospices have launched their first ever virtual event, their Valentine’s Virtual Run.  Virtual events are becoming more and more popular as they allow you to participate in your own time to fit in with your life!

This February, the month of love, Hope House Children’s Hospices are on the lookout for amazing people to walk, jog or run 14 miles to raise vital monies to help them support local seriously ill children and their families.  The challenge can be completed throughout February in a time to suit you; you may choose a mile a day for 14 days, 14 miles on Valentine’s day or a few miles every weekend……..how you do it is totally up to you!     A fantastic way to help you get fit in your own time and at your own pace.

You can track your progress using  the Strava or Runkeeper app which are free to download and use or you can upload your progress manually.  It’s completely free to sign up and all that is asked is you get sponsored to take part.  Everyone who completes their miles and raises a minimum of £14 will receive a Hope House and Ty Gobaith heart shaped medal and downloadable certificate.    If you set your sights higher and raise £100 you will receive  a Hope House and Ty Gobaith running vest in addition.  Anyone raising £250 will also receive free entry into one of their chosen fundraising events such as Gung-Ho! at Chester Racecourse or one of their 2019 Dark Runs.

If you don’t want to participate alone, why not sign up a group; friends, family or even work colleagues.  Employees of Farm and Pet Place, Mold, are planning to place a treadmill in their store during FebruarySo as many of their employees as possible can take part in the challenge.

“The Valentine’s virtual run is a fabulous way for supporters to raise vital monies for the children and families we support in their own time” said Hope House Fundraiser, Hannah Robinson “It’s brilliant as people can fit it into their own time and run, jog or walk at their own pace too.  We must continue to raise funds to support local children and families when they need us most.   Sadly, three local children die each week and currently Hope House Children’s Hospices can only afford to help one of these families.  We are committed to changing this and with the support of our local community we will be a step further to doing so.  No one should suffer the death of a child alone.”

Sign up today by visiting givepenny.com/event/valentines-virtual-run

Pictured:From left, Farm and Pet Place Mold employees Laura Williams, Jan Wood, Matthew Lettstone, Greg Jones, Emma Jenkins and Arron Griffiths prepare for their Valentine’s Virtual run for Hope House Children’s Hospices.  Balloons kindly donated by House of Party, Oswestry.