The participants walked, ran or cycled either 5km or 10km in their own time on VE Day, ensuring they followed the guidelines around social distancing. The virtual race had an incredible community spirit with many of the runners choosing to run past Care for Veterans on Boundary Road, where a refreshment station was set up for them.
The charity, which provides care and rehabilitation to physically disabled ex-Service personnel, has seen many events that were planned for this year either postponed or cancelled. Care for Veterans relies on these important events to fund the work they do.
Head of Fundraising and Marketing, James Bacharew, said, “We truly appreciate that these are frightening and uncertain times for everyone, but at Care for Veterans we must continue to provide the very best care and rehabilitation for our disabled veterans, and we can only do so with the kind and continued support of our community. On behalf of our residents and staff, I’d like to thank everyone who took part in the virtual race and helped to raise these vital funds to support our veterans. If anyone has any ideas on how they would like to support us, we would love to hear from you, as we need your help now more than ever.”
To support Care for Veterans, contact the fundraising team on 01903 218444 or visit the website www.careforveterans.org.uk
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