Runners sought to go the extra mile for two Leamington charities - The Leamington Observer

Runners sought to go the extra mile for two Leamington charities

RUNNERS are being sought to go the extra mile for two Leamington charities.

The Ups of Downs and Young People First have been named as official charities of The Wright Hassall Regency 10k Run for its 20th anniversary event on Sunday April 7.

The run is organised by the Leamington Round Table and is supported by local law firm Wright Hassall, who have provided ten free places to each charity to help raise thousands of pounds.

Runners can now register their interest for a charity place, and if selected, will be invited to fundraise for the cause.

Cash raised for Young People First will fund a confidence-building trip for up to 15 vulnerable young people between the ages of 11 and 16 to learn valuable life skills and take part in outdoor activities such as abseiling and climbing.

The Ups of Downs was founded in 2006 by Leamington mum-of-two Nicola Enoch following the birth of her son Tom, who was born with Down syndrome.

The Ups of Downs supports almost 60 families across Warwickshire and beyond through weekly sports and drama clubs for school age members, a youth club, and speech and language therapy sessions, ensuring children are given every opportunity to flourish and thrive.

Race proceeds are distributed by the Leamington Round Table to a number of different causes and charities throughout the year.

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To register interest in one of the free places for Young People First contact [email protected], or contact [email protected] to express an interest for The Ups of Downs.

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