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Shropshire hospice fundraising virtual run has romantic twist

By Jonny Drury | News | Published:

Hope House Children's Hospice is holding a virtual running challenge with a romantic theme to raise money for the vital services it offers.

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The Valentine's Virtual Run is the charity's first and its fundraising team is on the lookout for supporters to walk, jog or run 14 miles to raise cash to help care for seriously ill children and their families.

The effort can be completed throughout February, and can be a mile a day, of 14 miles in one day, or however people wish.

Participants can track their progress on the Strava or Runkeeper app and everyone who completes their miles and raises a minimum of £14 will receive a Hope House and Ty Gobaith heart shaped medal and certificate.

Anyone raising £100 will receive a running vest and 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.

Hope House Fundraiser Hannah Robinson said: “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.

"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.

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"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.”

Employers are also being encouraged to take part, and staff at Farm and Pet Place in Mold, are planning to place a treadmill in their store next month to complete the challenge.

To sign up go to visiting givepenny.com/event/valentines-virtual-run

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury
@JonnyDrury_Star

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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