Charity Runs

At Chasewater Runners we like to couple two of our favourite things – raising money for charities and good causes and earning ourselves some beautiful shiny bling! Below are just a few of the charities we have raised money for over the past year.

August 2016 – PKD Charity

Our seventh charity run, on 20 August 2016, was organised by Kay Turner. Kay was raising money for PKD Charity. Kay said “To date Β£120 has been made for the charity from the runners. On Saturday 20th August 9 members plus Molly the beagle turned up to run Walsall parkrun. In addition to this several […]

July 2016 – Cancer Research UK

Our sixth charity run, organised by Ellen Williams, was 16 July 2016. Ellen was raising money for Cancer Research UK. Ellen said β€œI started fundraising for Cancer Research UK in 2012. My cousin was diagnosed with Cancer and sadly later lost her battle. The more I thought about it the more I realised that if […]

June 2016 – The Staffordshire Retired Police Dog Fund

Our fifth run was a little bit different to the others as it was an β€˜official’ event. Led by Nic Smart the #bigdogjog burst onto the scenes last year when hundreds of wet noses and waggy tails (plus a few dogs!) took to Chasewater to raise money for the Staffordshire Retired Police Dog Fund. This […]

May 2016 – CHAIN

Our fourth charity run (and third at Walsall Arboretum) hosted by Char Kollecker and her family on 21 May, was raising money for CHAIN (South Staffs). CHAIN South Staffs is an open service based in Cannock, welcoming anyone within South Staffordshire who is disabled themselves or cares for someone with special educational needs, learning difficulties, […]

April 2016 – SWAN UK

Our third run, organised by Laura Newton, was held on 09 April 2016. Laura was raising money for SWAN UK (Syndrome Without A Name). Here is Laura’s story in her own words: “I am raising money for the fabulous SWAN UK because my beautiful son was born in 2009 and expected to be a healthy […]

March 2016 – Fun Start Children’s Centre

Our second charity run, organised by Lindsey Williams, was held on 12 March 2016. Lindsey was raising money for Funstart Childcare nursery in Cannock. We decided to couple our charity runs with our local Parkrun to give runners a bit more of a ‘race’ feel. This was our first Parkrun but quite a few of […]

February 2016 – Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Our first run, organised by Becki & Steve Corbett was held on 20 February. Becki and Steve were raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. They chose this charity after their youngest son Ollie was treated by the hospital. At just three weeks old Oliver was diagnosed with Pyloric Stenosis.Β  Becki said β€œPyloric Stenosis can be […]

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