Pick a pier to raise money for charity
Three piers for Â£6? Now that's a bargain but there's a catch '“ you may have to get your running or walking shoes on.
Staff, volunteers, trustees, supporters and clients of N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, are under starter’s orders for their now annual Three Piers sponsored run/walk on Sunday, September 16.
Racers, runners, walkers, amblers and trundlers pick a pier – or all three – and their pace.
The distance spans three, five or six miles depending on whether participants head for South, Central or North Pier – and back to N-Vision’s base at Bosworth Place, Squires Gate.
The Three Piers sponsored run/walk raises vital funds to help the independent local charity support 2,200 people living on the Fylde with low or no vision.
Organiser Abby Newby said: “After doing sponsored walks for several years N-Vision introduced the Three Piers last year to make the event accessible, so we should have a distance that will suit everybody – while the six-mile option will appeal to runners.
“Last year we raised £2,875 so we would really like to smash the £3,000 mark this year. It is important people start signing up – we would love to know their reasons for taking part.”
The 3 Piers starts from N-Vision’s base at Bosworth Place at 10am and it’s £6 to register.
You can do so by contacting Abby at (01253) 362692 or emailing her at [email protected]
The first 20 participants to sign up will receive a free N-Vision water bottle.
Food and refreshments will be provided after the event.