Runners Wrap it up well for 10K charity challenge

Wrap Up & Run 10K Race Graves Park...The Start
Wrap Up & Run 10K Race Graves Park...The Start
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Hundreds of walkers, joggers and runners from across Sheffield packed into Graves Park for a charity event in aid of the elderly.

For the Wrap Up and Run day folk ran either a 10k or a 2k course to raise vital funds for Age UK, supporting older people both in the city and across the country.

The charity’s head of events Lydia Curran said: “We were delighted with the number of people who took part in our fun runs in Sheffield.

“They really came to life as runners walked, jogged and ran the route, all to help support vulnerable older people. We can’t thank everyone enough.”

Sheffield actress Jessica Ransom, currently starring as medical receptionist Morwenna Newcross in ITV’s Doc Martin, also took on the challenge with her mum and completed her run in 54.01.

Money raised from the event will go towards Age UK’s Spread the Warmth campaign, which helps older people in later life keep warm and well during the colder months.

Working together with charity Age UK Sheffield, funds raised by the Wrap Up and Run events will also support vital local services such as information, advice and advocacy, and tailored one to one support provided by independent living co-ordinators.

There will be funds too for Age UK Sheffield’s club for older people living in the city.

Chief officer at Age UK Sheffield Rosalind Eve said: “During the cold spells over the winter our services provide a vital lifeline to many older in the local area.

“So every penny raised by runners at the Wrap Up and Run event really does make a difference for the older people who rely on us.”