On your marks for charity

Just Regional
May 10, 2013 2 mins read

Local used car retailer, CarShop, has teamed up with children’s charity Dreamflight to help raise money to send seriously ill and disabled children on the holiday of a lifetime.

On Sunday, June 16 CarShop, located at the intersection of Boundary Road and Drayton Road, will host its first ever 5K charity run, with the aim of sending at least one child from the region on a Dreamflight.

Each year the charity receives thousands of nominations from the doctors of deserving children. And with the help of a team of medical professionals, 16 children from each of the 12 UK regions are selected to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.

Starting at 9am, the 5K race will kick-off from CarShop Norwich and the course will take runners through the local area, before returning to finish back at CarShop.

The run is open to everyone, regardless of age and fitness level. Participants can run, walk, hop, skip or even come in fancy dress, because the main aim is to get people involved and raise awareness of the charity. As an added bonus, anyone who raises £50 sponsorship (registration fee included) will be entered into a free prize draw to win a car.

On the day, CarShop will also be organising a series of fun activities for runners and spectators alike to enjoy, including a prize raffle.

James Dunkley, CarShop marketing director, said: “All too often we do our bit to support charities, yet very rarely do we get to see the impact of our support transpire within our local community.

“As a local employer we feel it’s our duty to give back to the communities which allow us to operate and thrive, so it was important to find a charity which shared our ‘think big but act local’ values.

“We’re determined to make our charity run a success, but in order to do so we need the help and support of our local community.”

To register for the CarShop Norwich ‘Change a Life’ Charity 5K Race, or just to make a donation, visit www.carshop.co.uk/dreamflight. CarShop will be covering the cost of the day, so all money raised, including the £10 runner’s registration fee, will go to Dreamflight.




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