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Run for Fun in Coventry

Local charity Coventry 4 Good are looking for volunteers to help raise funds for good causes in Coventry at the Coventry Fun Run 4th October 2015.  This annual event hosted by Coventry Three Spires Round Table is the ideal opportunity for families, work colleagues, friends and neighbours to get together to show their support of voluntary and community groups in the City.

The Coventry 4 Good ladies team were in Bull Yard, Coventry last week to help kick off the promotion of the Fun Run during National Volunteers Week.  Coventry 4 Good are looking for volunteers willing to run, jog or walk the three and a half mile Fun Run to raise funds for the Coventry 4 Good grant scheme which is a small funding pot that helps support groups in the City such as luncheon clubs, residents associations, play groups, youth groups and self help groups.  These are organisations that are usually run by volunteers that don’t have a dedicated fundraising team or marketing staff to help raise funds or awareness of the role they play helping vulnerable or isolated people in Coventry.  All the funds raised by Coventry 4 Good go towards helping sustain these groups.

Volunteers can join in to support Coventry 4 Good or to raise funds for the charity of their choice.  The last Coventry Fun Run held in 2013 saw over 2500 participants running in the War Memorial Park and the streets of Coventry, raising an amazing £50,575.43 for local charities, good causes, and not-for-profit organisations. This year, we hope we can smash both 2013 numbers for participants and money raised for charity. More information about the Fun Run can be found here: www.coventryfunrun.co.uk/default.aspx

Anyone that doesn’t fancy tackling the course but wants to be involved can join the marshalling team and help support the participants during the event.  To pledge your support please contact Lucy Bergonzi, Coventry 4 Good at Voluntary Action Coventry on 024 7622 0381 or email l.bergonzi@vacoventry.org.uk, or contact this year's Event Chairman Dhiran Vagdia, on 024 7622 2393.