VALE residents are being urged to take part in an annual fun run and walk event to raise as much money as possible for St Richard’s Hospice.
The popular ‘Scenic Six’ event, held in Peopleton each year, is returning and is taking place on Sunday, April 23.
The event was given its name after the six mile off-road, multi-terrain run which takes place around the fields and footpaths of Peopleton.
As well as the six-mile route, there will also be a shorter two-mile fun run, jog or walk around the village, with both routes starting at 11am.
Residents have already started signing up for the popular and fun event which will be raising money to help St Richard’s Hospice provide specialist care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones.
Jayne Sargeant, community fund-raiser at the hospice, said: “This is a great family event which is suitable for people of all ages. Last year, more than 260 runners took part, raising more than £3000 to support hospice care. Whether you’re a keen runner or just fancy a nice walk through the countryside, there is a route for everyone.”
Entry costs are £12 for the six mile run, or £15 registration on the day, and £3 for the two mile route, or £5 registration on the day.
On the day, a selection of cakes and sandwiches, along with tea and coffee, will be served in the village hall for participants and supporters to enjoy before and after the run.
Visit www.strichards.org.uk/scenic-six for more information and to register.