Fantastic turnout for BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s (BAPS) Annual 10k Challenge - The Solihull Observer

Fantastic turnout for BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s (BAPS) Annual 10k Challenge

Solihull Editorial 14th May, 2017   0

TODDLERS, teenagers and senior citizens put their best foot forward on the streets of Hall Green for the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s (BAPS) Annual 10k Challenge.

More than 120 people took part in the annual fundraising event – and this years monies raised will go towards Alzheimer’s Society and BAPS education, community and spiritual activities for children, youths, families and the elderly.

Throughout the day, BAPS Charities provided a free cardiovascular health check-up, which involved a blood pressure reading, body mass index, waist circumference and glucose blood test.

Over 50 people benefited from this check-up where doctors provided individual consultations to those who attended.

Local volunteers from Alzheimer’s Society were also present to promote awareness of dementia with information leaflets and advice.

Vasant Parikh, lead volunteer for BAPS in Birmingham, said: “Everyone who participates every year has encouraged others to take part and make a difference in the lives of many more.

“We are really pleased with the support received from our neighbours and the local community.

“It’s been an absolutely fantastic day for the whole family.”

Previous national partners for BAPS and BAPS Charities have included Age UK, the Anthony Nolan Trust, Barnardo’s, Breast Cancer Care, the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, KIDS, and Macmillan Cancer Support.


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