Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Monkeys to stride out to raise funds for charity

A FUNDRAISING team of Sandbach families will be going ape for charity at Sandbach Transport Festival.

About 100 families are expected to monkey around at Sandbach Carnival on Saturday, April 19, to raise money for the Caudwell Children’s Charity.
The Monkey March- themed sponsored walk aims to get under-fives active and encourages family participation no matter what their capability or age.

The three-quarter-mile stroll will start from The Commons at 10am.

Families can register to take part by collecting sponsorship before the event or choose to pay to take part on the day.

All money raised will go to the charity which provides direct donations of treatments, therapies and specialist equipment throughout the UK.

Charity chief executive Trudi Beswick said: “After being launched in Staffordshire, the Monkey March has been a huge hit at various locations across the UK.

“The monkey theme has really appealed to youngsters and many turn up to these events dressed up, which just shows how enthusiastic they are to take part.”

Family sponsorship forms are available from the charity by calling 0845 300 1348 or you can pay to take part on the day. Admission is £10 for a family of four or £2 per child and £5 per adult.

Via icCheshireOnline

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