In The South

Can you complete a Marathon in May for PACT?

Besi Besemar April 26, 2018

Adoption charity Parents And Children Together (PACT) has launched an exciting new fundraising appeal that challenges people to complete a marathon in a month in support of its work!

TO take part in Marathon in May people need to cover 26.2 miles during the month of May.

Participants can run, walk, cycle or swim the miles and can cover the distance either individually or together as a family or team of colleagues or friends.

All the proceeds will be used to help PACT’s work building and strengthening families. The charity supports families across the south-east and beyond through adoption, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects.

Jan Fishwick OBE
Jan Fishwick OBE

Jan Fishwick OBE, Chief Executive of PACT, said: “Marathon in May is a fun and easy way in which people of all ages and abilities can support our work by completing the challenge however they would like, whether walking a mile a day, or running or cycling a few miles every weekend. It’s also perfect for families who can take part together, and for children to enjoy the sense of achievement that comes from completing a challenge for a good cause.”

It costs £12 per adult to register, which includes a medal and a colour-in chart to track your progress. Children taking part alongside a registered adult can take part for free but extra medals can be ordered for £2.50.

Participants can also choose to further support PACT’s work by getting sponsored to complete a Marathon in May.

PACT’s Fundraising Manager Lina Artunduaga, added: “We’re all really excited by this challenge and are delighted to see it being so well received by staff, PACT families, corporate partner colleagues and other supporters.

“As a small charity we are always looking for new ways to raise funds to help us continue our vital work and we look forward to this challenge becoming part of our annual fundraising programme. Thank you to everyone who has signed up already and good luck to all taking part in Marathon in May!”

The deadline for people to register is Friday, May 4

PACT has been building and strengthening families since 1911 through its community projects across the Thames Valley and as an independent adoption charity in London and the South.

The charity is one of the leading adoption charities in the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) in terms of placing more children with loving families. In 2017 PACT placed 82 children with 57 PACT families through its adoption services.

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