This year the Montane Lakeland 100 competitors have raised in excess of £42,000.00 for Epic Kidz. The Lakeland 100 event has a huge and dedicated team of hard working volunteers and this year we have asked all of the checkpoint owners and checkpoint managers from the event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the coming few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by the Lakeland 100 family.
Our next donation in the series has come from ‘Little Dave’, the manager of the most northern checkpoint on the Lakeland 100 course, Blencathra. Famous for his tutu’s, his mums cake and competing in the Lakeland 50 straight after his checkpoint closes, Dave has chosen Potteries Active Kids to receive his £500 donation.
Potteries Active Kids (PAK) aim to increase participation in sports and exercise for youngsters and children in Stoke on Trent and the Potteries. They have started off with running and have a free 2K run every Sunday morning.
PAK are aiming to create a second location for the kids to run from in the New Year and ultimately the goal is to have 5-6 locations spread around the city. In the meanwhile, they are in need of hi-viz vests for their volunteers, cones to mark out the finish funnel, flags, a finish gantry so the kids feel like real athletes, trophies for monthly awards and flyers to advertise what they do to the local community. The £500 donation from Epic Kidz and the Lakeland 100 Family will be put to good use to get some of this much needed equipment so that their runs can go from strength to strength.
Given that PAK rely heavily on volunteers to make their runs happen so if anyone is in the Stoke on Trent area and can spare a couple of hours every now and then, PAK would love to hear from you. Check out their website for more information.