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Richard Whitehead Foundation annual fundraising event at Holme Pierrepont

The Richard Whitehead Foundation is thrilled to unveil its upcoming annual fundraising event, scheduled to take place on Sunday 2 June 2024, at Holme Pierrepont near West Bridgford.

The foundation said:

‘Following the success of last year’s event, where we raised an impressive £14,000, this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better.

‘Recent research from Sport England shows disabled people are among the only groups who have not seen their activity recover to pre-pandemic levels, meaning the Richard Whitehead Foundation’s work is more vital now than ever.

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‘The hope is that as well as being a fun event for people of all ages, Run with Rich 2024 will also act as a great starting point for disabled people looking to get more active on a regular basis as well as raising further money.

‘There are two distance options: a one-mile route which includes sensory experiences and is perfect for families with small children, people with complex needs, or those who have just started running; and a 5km loop around the beautiful lake at Holme Pierrepont. 

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‘There will be opportunities to watch both the 5km and 1-mile participants, take part in their events, meet them, their families, and friends, enjoy the atmosphere in our event village and to be able to chat to Richard Whitehead himself during the day.

‘The Richard Whitehead Foundation invites the local community, businesses, and supporters to join them on Sunday 2nd June at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham for a day of celebration, unity, and fundraising for a cause that truly makes a difference to the lives of disabled people.

‘Richard Whitehead, Paralympic gold medallist and founder of the Richard Whitehead Foundation, expressed his gratitude for the unwavering support received from the community. “We are thrilled to host our annual fundraising event once again and are committed to making it a memorable and impactful day for all. Your generosity enables us to continue our mission of empowering disabled people to achieve their ambitions,” said Whitehead.

Further information:

Richard Whitehead MBE, who competes on prosthetics after being born with a double through-knee congenital amputation, won 200 metre gold at both the London 2012 and the Rio 2016 Paralympics during a stella athletics career, which has included becoming a World and European Champion on multiple occasions and saw him become one of the Britain’s most well-known disabled runners.

 

Now he combines his time with helping disabled people overcome different challenges and helping remove obstacles which may otherwise prevent them from achieving their potential. He launched his own charity, the Richard Whitehead Foundation in 2021. 

The Richard Whitehead Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting disabled people to get active by providing them with access to training, resources, and opportunities to pursue their sporting dreams. Through various initiatives and programmes, the Richard Whitehead Foundation aims to empower individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential in the world of sport and physical activity.

A big part of the Richard Whitehead Foundation’s work is encouraging people to get active and on Sunday 2nd June Richard will be at Holme Pierrepoint Country Park in Nottingham for the charity’s annual Run with Rich fundraising event. 

The annual fundraising event serves as a crucial platform for the Richard Whitehead Foundation to raise funds and awareness for its noble cause. This year, attendees can look forward to an exciting day filled with activities, entertainment, and opportunities to connect with inspiring athletes supported by the Richard Whitehead Foundation.

 

For more information about the event and how to get involved, please contact 

Helen.Jeremiah@whitehead.foundation
Volunteer
Richard Whitehead Foundation

The full details for the event are: 

Sunday, 2nd June 2024. Arrival from 9:30am; 5km start 10:00am; 1-mile start 12:30.

Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre and Country Park,
Adbolton Lane, Nottingham, NG12 2LU

 

Please RSVP to runwithrich@whitehead.foundation



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