Balsall Common Fun Run will go ahead this weekend - The Solihull Observer

Balsall Common Fun Run will go ahead this weekend

Solihull Editorial 16th Sep, 2022   0

THE ANNUAL Balsall Common Fun Run is set to take place as planned on Sunday, September 18.

The eighth fun run which sees hundreds of people join forces to raise funds for the Lily Mae Foundation will go ahead after organisers said they believe it would be a fitting tribute to Queen Elizabeth.

Ryan Jackson, managing director at the Foundation, said: “This year it will be a real opportunity for us all to come together to express our sadness, offer our condolences to the Royal family and celebrate the life of our extraordinary and most loved Queen.

“The hundreds of runners who take part each year raise significant donations in support of bereaved parents and families and many other charitable causes.

“We believe that the event will be a fitting tribute to the Queen, who lived her life in the service of our country and its people.

“As a mark of respect, we will be observing a two minute silence prior to the start of our Run and will offer runners, spectators and officials black ribbons to wear.”

The foundation was set up by Balsall Common couple Ryan and Amy Jackson following the death of their daughter Lily Mae who was stillborn.

It supports parents and families who have tragically and traumatically lost a baby to stillbirth, neonatal death, miscarriage or medical termination.

Runners can choose from a 5km or 10km route which will start and finish at The Heart of England School in Balsall Common.

There will also be a mini-run for children who are primary school age and a junior 5km for children to take part in.



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