Profits from the Haydock 10k to be donated to Alder Hey Children’s Charity
The Running Bee Foundation has partnered with Alder Hey Children’s Charity for the 10k at Haydock Park Racecourse on 15th August 2021.
All profits from the 10k event, which will welcome hundreds of runners from across the region, will go to Alder Hey Children’s Charity who raise essential funds for the famous Hospital, helping them to provide world-class, patient-friendly treatment for the 330,000 patients and families they care for every year.
Adam Dixon, Community Fundraiser at Alder Hey Children’s Charity said: “We are so excited to be working with Running Bee Foundation after a difficult 18 months when our fundraising events had to be cancelled. This had a huge impact on our fundraising, leaving us short of vital income for Alder Hey. Exercise is proven to benefit mental health and this event is the perfect opportunity to lace up your running shoes and enjoy a fantastic day out. We can’t wait to see you all!”
Alder Hey Children’s Charity report that 70% of young people with a mental health condition are currently missing out on vital mental health interventions. Money raised from the Alder Hey Children’s Charity 10k at Haydock Park Racecourse will help go towards enhancing inpatient and community mental health services at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, enabling more children to access the treatment they need at the time they need it.
Kevin Harmer from the Running Bee Foundation, said: “Children and young people have had an exceptionally challenging time during the pandemic – with limited face-to-face contact, coming to grips with e-learning and being separated from their regular school environment. We are thrilled to be able to be working with the Charity to help raise funds to ensure children and young people can access the mental health assistance they need is a project we consider essential”.