19 April 2011
Cllr Penny Wragg with husband Trevor, Susan - Age UK, Dave Dourass, Vasant Parikh, flag off participants
Hundreds have taken part in the BAPS Charities 10k Challenge in Hall Green on Sunday 17 April, to raise funds for BAPS Charities, Age UK, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
More than 230 people from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Hindu Temple) in Hall Green took to the streets on Sunday 17 April for the BAPS Charities 10k Challenge to raise funds for older people.
This year’s annual event was held in conjunction with Age UK, one of the country’s leading charities working with older people, and locally, Macmillan Cancer Support. Men, women and children of all ages – ranging from three to 90 – walked or ran the distance of 10 kilometres.
Dave Dourass from Macmillan Cancer Support said, ‘It’s fantastic to see all the enthusiasm and the support that everyone has given to us. It’s been a really interesting morning.’
Jasoda Patel, 74, spoke of how enjoyable the day had been: ‘I had a fantastic day. I really enjoyed the walk. I'm already looking forward to next year’s walk.’
Mr Vasant Parikh, lead volunteer for BAPS Charities in Birmingham, added: ‘All those who participate every year have 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.’
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at BAPS for supporting Macmillan Cancer Support. We hope everyone had a wonderful day.