fundraiser holding family fun day today ahead of charity run
runner Kevin Clements is holding a fundraising event today (Monday)
as he prepares a charity run from John'o'Groats to Lands End in
memory of a fellow runner who died recently.
is a member of Burnham Harriers running club, and is running to
raise funds for Weston Hospice Care in memory of Burnham resident
will begin the run at John O'Groats on September 8th 2016. The full
distance equates to 34 marathons in just over 40 days with 6 marathons
a week and on the 7th day just a 10 miler to 'have a break'.
fun day is being held today at Pawlett Pavilion from 2pm-6pm when
all will be welcome. There will be a tomboloa, barbecue, vouncy
castle, raffle and stalls plus children's games.
will have a two-man support team, someone driving his work van and
a friend cycling some of the miles for encouragement. He will be
camping most evenings.
joined the Harriers a few years back and says he enjoys running,
challenges and encouraging/helping others, becoming a leader and
personal trainer for the club and its junior members.
of Burnham Harriers founders, Shelia Baker, was a figure head and
'mother' figure to all us Harriers. Unfortunately she passed away
in January after a tough battle with lung and spin cancer,"
spent her last three months in Weston Hospice, we were all devastated.
I had always spoken to Shelia about my dream to run John'o'Groats
to Lands End and she always encouraged me to just do it."
"After her death I decided to listen to her advice, and I am
taking time out of work and away from my family and funding the
whole experience myelf, however I will be raising much valuable
funds for Weston Hospice in Shelia's memory and have called the
run 'Going the extra mile for Shelia'.
support it, see www.justgiving.com/kevinclements2 or text giving.KCB49
to 70070 to donate £5.
night is also planned at the British Legion in Pawlett on Friday
2nd September at 8pm. This will be charged at £1 per player,
with teams of 4-6.
Kevin, pictured with Tracey Benton and well known local marathon
runner Sue Nicholls, at their Burnham Harriers running base (pic