Age UK Solihull calling on Solihull residents to help fundraise - The Solihull Observer

Age UK Solihull calling on Solihull residents to help fundraise

Solihull Editorial 7th Aug, 2019   0

SILHILLIANS are being called on to raise funds and give a helping hand to the borough’s older people – though the ‘Cog, Jog or Be a Mad Dog’ challenge.

Age UK Solihull is inviting residents to join in.

‘Cog’ asks cyclists to take part in a 55mile London to Brighton Bike Ride on Sunday, September 15. Registration costs £55 and participants are asked to raise at least £150.

‘Jog’ is the running challenge and will see racers take part in the Great Birmingham Half Marathon on October 13 with a minimum sponsorship of £200.

‘Be a Mad Dog’ is a tandem parachute jump at Hinton Airfield in Northamptonshire.

Daredevils are asked to raise at least £395 and terms and conditions apply.

Lorraine Hart, fundraising manager, said: “If you’ve been taking to the outdoors over the summer break either on two wheels or two legs, why not have a goal to aim for and take part in ‘Cog’ or ‘Jog’ this autumn?

“If you’re not into these sports, why not do a skydive? We have had participants in their 70s take part. All the money raised from the personal challenges stays in Solihull to help us provide our much needed services in the borough.”

For more contact the Age UK Solihull fundraising team on 0121 704 7842 or email [email protected]

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