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Wakefield residents called to support local healthy heart run
09/06/2008

Wakefield residents are being called upon to dig out their trainers, and even don fancy dress to support the Wakefield Community Healthy Heart Run on Sunday 29 June, at The Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.

The event is being organised by Wakefield resident Kathryn Howitt, in tribute to her late husband, to raise funds for UK charity the Blood Pressure Association (BPA).

There are a variety of runs, with a five - mile run aimed at serious competitors and fancy dress fun runs for all ages where you can run or walk depending on your ability.

The Wakefield Community Healthy Heart Run will provide an excellent day of fun for all the family, as there will be entertainment and other activities on offer. Event organiser, Kathryn Howitt said, "The Wakefield Healthy Heart Run provides a great opportunity to enjoy a fun day out, increase levels of fitness and raise awareness of this potentially life threatening condition. Please sign up for your sponsorship forms today or just come down and support the event in anyway you can".

Kathryn started the annual run last year as a tribute to her late husband Glen who passed away in 2005 from heart failure, brought on by high blood pressure. Glen was employed as the Grounds Manager at The Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.

Sponsorship forms are available now, so if you are interested in getting involved in any of the running events, please contact Grant Usmar, BPA Head of Fundraising, Blood on 020 8772 4985 or visit www.bpassoc.org.uk. Registration on 29 June will be at 9.45am for the five-mile run and 10.30am for the fun runs.

ENDS

Notes to Editors:
For further information please contact:
Michelle Gederon, BPA Press & PR Officer, 020 8772 4993

  • The Blood Pressure Association, the UK’s blood pressure charity, provides information and support to people with high blood pressure and raises awareness about prevention of the condition. For more details visit www.bpassoc.org.uk or call 020 8772 4994.


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