Not only was the first ever Oswestry 10k a great success for the town, it was an over whelming success for local children’s hospice, Hope House.
Organiser of Oswestry 10k, Alan Lewis from Adrenaline Sporting Events, kindly chose Hope House as the charity partner for the inaugural event. The charity went out into the community looking for runners to represent them and they certainly took on the challenge. A Team of 50 runners was formed and despite the rain they took to the streets to help ensure local children and families get the support that they so desperately need.
Around 4.5k into the race all runners ran past the hospice where a team of hospice staff, children and families were waiting for them with water, music and much needed words of encouragement.
“We worked hard on making the route to pass Hope House and the impact couldn’t have been better” said Alan Lewis “the feedback I have received from our runners has been amazing, it was very emotional for all of them”.
Alan recently visited Hope House where he was told that their team has collectively raised just over £8,000 and there are still more monies arriving every day.
“We cannot thank Alan and our fantastic team of runners enough” said Lynsey Kilvert, Hope House Fundraiser “Every week 3 local families suffer the death of a child and currently we can only afford to help 1. The sum of £8,000 could enable us to support 2 other families with the use of our Snowflake Suite (a temperature controlled bedroom) when their child has died; enabling them to spend precious time with them, create final memories and say goodbye in their own way.”
The next event in Adrenaline Sporting Events calendar is Welshpool 10k which is taking place on 29th March 2020 followed by the second Oswestry 10k on 18 October 2020 with Hope House being the charity partner for both events.
If you would like to run for Hope House in 2020, visit hopehouse.org.uk/events for more information.
Pictured: (R to L) Lynsey Kilvert Hope House Fundraiser, Brandon Leneveu, Alan Lewis Adrenaline Sporting Events