Runners invited to Gulliver’s Land charity fun run
The Gulliver’s Land annual fun run is back – with walkers and runners wanted for the special event to raise money for a good cause.
The Milton Keynes theme park resort will host the colourful race, which follows a route of approximately one mile taking in the park’s rides and attractions, on Sunday, July 16.
The run will raise money for Willen Hospice, which provides free, palliative care to approximately 300 patients on its In-Patient Unit each year. A further 700 patients are cared for in the community by the Willen at Home team.
A ticket combining the fun run and theme park entry is just £15 per person, with £5 of each entry donated directly to Willen Hospice.
For every participant, Gulliver’s Land will also donate one theme park ticket to a local children’s charity, supporting young people throughout Milton Keynes.
Participants are invited to run, walk or toddle to the finish line at the end of the one-mile race route. All participants will receive a fun run medal and amazing prices are up for grabs for the best fancy dress costume.
A place in the race must be booked online, with 500 places available. Registration and runner number collection takes place at 9am, with the race beginning at 9.45am. Rides and attractions open from 10.30am.
Those not taking part can still purchase theme park tickets (entry from 10.30am) at the standard rate.
Sue Conway, resort manager at Gulliver’s Land, said: “Our annual charity fun run is always a fun and colourful event and we can’t wait to welcome this year’s runners.
“We have worked with Willen Hospice for several years and are well aware of their vital work in the Milton Keynes community. We are looking forward to a great day with as much money as possible raised to support the hospice and their work.”
Nikki Poole, Community Fundraising Manager at Willen Hospice, said: “We are so grateful to Gulliver’s Land and their kind-hearted guests for their support and the annual fun run is always a fantastic occasion.
“After NHS funding, Willen Hospice needs to raise £4.7 million every year to continue providing free, palliative care to local patients. Without the support and generosity of organisations like Gulliver’s Land, we wouldn’t be able to provide the care we do for the people of Milton Keynes.”
For more information and to book your ticket for the race, visit: www.gulliverslandresort.co.uk/fun-run
For more information about Willen Hospice, visit: www.willen-hospice.org.uk