The Montane Lakeland 100 competitors raise thousands of pounds for the Epic Kidz charity. Every July runners take part in this iconic event by completing either 50 or 100 (105) miles around the Lake District. Along the way the runners pass through 14 checkpoints manned entirely by volunteers. We have asked all of the checkpoint owners & managers from the 2017 event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the next few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by our Lakeland 100 family.
Our next donation in the series has come from ‘Little Dave’. Little Dave is a massive #LakelandLegend. He manages the Blencathra checkpoint throughout the night, normally whilst dressed as a fairy! His mum is even more well-known as she is the mastermind behind “Little Dave’s Mum’s Chocolate Cake”, vital running fuel which can only be found at Blencathra. 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 started off with running, hosting a free 2k run every Sunday morning, and hope to introduce many other sports such as football, rugby, tennis, martial arts and many more in the future. They want to help children to habitually take part in regular exercise.
PAK originally started off with just the one run location but they now have another two additional locations in the pipeline. This year alone they have encouraged 103 extra children to take part in their weekly runs and it is their aim to keep on growing. The £500 donation from Epic Kidz & the Lakeland 100 Family will be put towards helping to get the word about PAK out to the local community. It will be used to produce leaflets to be given to schools to spread the word as well as visiting the local schools in person, working with the kids and encouraging them to become involved.
You can find out more about PAK and the great work they do at http://www.potteriesactivekids.co.uk