Cure Leukaemia are getting out and about with a series of roadshows in Solihull and Birmingham to try and encourage more runners and cyclists to get active and support the charity.
The roadshows kick off with Solihull’s Touchwood Shopping Centre from 11am-3pm this Saturday, when Cure Leukaemia staff and volunteers will be getting active themselves on a treadmill and exercise bike as well as handing out information about the charity’s forthcoming events.
Runners and cyclists will be able to sign up on the spot for three key events in the Cure Leukaemia calendar, a last chance to join the team for their London to Paris bike ride from 12-15 September, the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run on Sunday October 13th and next year’s Velo Birmingham & Midlands, on Sunday June 28th.
Visitors can also sign up for other events to support Cure Leukaemia, including the ‘Mission Possible’ abseil taking place in Brindleyplace on Thursday, September 5th.
Runners who sign up for Cure Leukaemia can enjoy free entry for the Great Birmingham Run, but must pledge to raise £299 in fundraising, whilst the guaranteed and reduced entry fee of £40 for Velo also includes a minimum requirement of £400 fundraising.
Former four-times world kickboxing champion Kash Gill, an ambassador of Cure Leukaemia’s corporate partners South & City College Birmingham, is in the process of putting a team together for the half marathon and will be attending several of the roadshows to lend his support to the recruitment drive.
“I am really looking forward to this year’s Great Birmingham Run, and putting a team together to get fit and healthy and also raise funds for such a fantastic charity as Cure Leukaemia,” says Kash.
“We are holding regular training runs and advice sessions at my gym in Birmingham, so there is still plenty of time to sign up and get into peak condition for the big day.
“It will be great to get out and about at these roadshows to chat to people about the benefits of regular exercise and hopefully sign up a few more people to take part.”
A treadmill and exercise bike will also be on show at several of the venues, with Cure Leukaemia staff and volunteers being put through their paces, including the charity’s Patron Geoff Thomas.
Cure Leukaemia would like to thank the Village Gym in Solihull for their help in providing the bikes for Saturday’s event.
The full list of roadshows is as follows:
- Saturday, July 20th: 11am-3pm. Touchwood Shopping Centre, Solihull.
- Wednesday, July 24th: 9.30am-1pm. Centre for Clinical Haematology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
- Thursday, July 25th: 11am-2pm: St Philip’s Cathedral Grounds.
- Wednesday, July 31st: 11am-2pm: Victoria Square.
- Friday, August 2nd: 11am-2pm: Brindleyplace.
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