There’s a chance for runners to help a Bournemouth charity making children’s wishes come true at the town’s Marathon Festival.
Round Table Children’s Wish relies on donations and sponsorship to help children with life-threatening illnesses aged between four and 17.
The charity is hoping that runners in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival, which takes place over the weekend of October 5 and 6, will sign up to support the charity and raise valuable funds for helping poorly children.
Places are available for the half-marathon, which takes in Boscombe and Bournemouth piers and beautiful coastal views, and the Supersonic 10k, which takes place on the Saturday afternoon and offers a flat, fast course ideal for setting a quick time.
Currently the charity is working on granting a number of wishes, and one of these is for a Dorset girl with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia whose wish is to visit Disneyland Paris this year.
Over the last 30 years Round Table Children’s Wish, which is based in Moordown, has helped make wishes come true for many youngsters and their families all over the country.
A dedicated wish co-ordinator takes care of every detail to ensure each child gets the wish of their dreams, whether it’s meeting a hero, going on holiday with their family, or a special gift.
Round Table Children’s Wish fundraising officer Clare Kyrillou said: “Our charity relies on local support to make a big difference to families with poorly children. It’s always wonderful to see runners supporting us in our home town so please join us and sign up.”
It costs £30.50 to register for the Supersonic 10k, or you can pay £36.75 to sign up for the Bournemouth Half Marathon.
To be part of the Bournemouth Marathon festival please contact Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find out more about the charity at www.rtcw.org