parkrun is making a real difference in making the world a healthier and happier place in many different ways. One way is through our work to facilitate and encourage people with visual impairments to participate – as walkers, runners and volunteers.
Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a visual impairment, but fewer than 10% are regularly active. We’re also encouraging more people to become volunteers to act as guides for visually impaired parkrunners.
As recognition for the impact that the parkrun community has had in this area, we have been nominated as finalists in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards, in the Best Sports Project category, and we’d love your help in the voting stage.
You can vote for us on Twitter and on Facebook until midnight on Thursday 27 July. Tweets and retweets that include the #NLAparkrun hashtag are counted (one per Twitter account), and Facebook voting takes place by category on the National Lottery Good Causes Facebook page – simply scroll down to the post that showcases the shortlisted projects in the Best Sports Project category, and comment to cast your vote.
Thank you for your help, and happy parkrunning!
Congratulations to Emma Poole who has been named Volunteer of the Year 2017 at the Spelthorne Sports Awards. Emma is the ED at Laleham junior parkrun, which started in July 2016. This event filled a gap in the West London/Surrey area for junior parkrun and has been a huge success. Emma has actively sought to…
Craig Tate-Grimes from Alice Holt parkrun has won the ‘Services to Sport’ award at the 2017 Farnham Sports Awards. Paul Patterson, Alice Holt parkrun Event Director, said: “I am delighted that one of our mostly unseen heroes has been rewarded. Craig has been a member of the core team for four years and is…