LOCAL runners are being urged to sign up for the Lurgan Park 10k Fun Run in aid of the Southern Area Hospice Services (SAHS)on February 23.
The event is being organised by two Lurgan men, David Wilson and Tony McKeown, who are also taking part in this year’s London Marathon.
David, who teaches in StMichael’s Grammar School, said: “Lurgan Park is a great setting for the run and the distance is ideal for experienced runners preparing for longer distances.
“We have been working with local Hospice volunteers to make sure the event is a success and also the council has been great in allowing us to use their facilities. We are expecting a great turnout on the day.”
Southern Area Hospice Services was founded in 1989 as a six-bedded unit and has since expanded to become a 12-bed in-patient unit, which serves the entire Southern Health Board Region. The unit operates 24 hours a day throughout the year and is the heart of the hospice, caring for many people since its opening.
Southern Area Hospice provides the service across the Southern Health Board, including Newry, Mourne, Craigavon, Banbridge, Portadown, Armagh and Dungannon. With a fundraising target of £2.2 million SAHS need to raise over £250 every single hour to help people affected by terminal illness in Southern Board Area.
The main sponsor of the event is CRASH Services. CRASH handle aspects of an accident including vehicle recovery, replacement vehicles, approved repairs and liaising directly with insurance companies on behalf of motorists.
To register for the Lurgan Park 10k fun run, please visit www.crashservices.com/lurganpark. For more information, please contact Tony McKeown on 07825 140 160 or David Wilson on 07740 402319.