Honeys run to help ‘Make May Purple’

By Surrey and Hants News in Other Sports

Members of a women’s running club in Petersfield are inviting local residents to join them on a 5k run at Petersfield Heath on Saturday, May 20th, to help ‘Make May Purple’ for stroke.

The team, named runnyhoneys, was created to help women in the area enjoy running and get active. For the past three years the club has supported the Stroke Association’s national awareness month Make May Purple.

Sue Browne, running leader and Head Honey, said: “We all agreed that raising money for charity would help keep us motivated throughout the year, and the Stroke Association is a cause that’s close to all our hearts. Knowing that the funds we’ll raise will help other families affected by stroke will spur us on across the finish line.

“We’re calling out to the local community to come and join us on the day. Each year we dig out all our purple gear and have lots of fun. We hope to see many local residents sign up to help us turn the Heath purple for stroke.”

The event takes place during ‘Make May Purple’, the Stroke Association’s national stroke awareness month.

The charity will also be offering free blood pressure checks and more information about stroke for local residents.

Mandy Souter, six month review co-ordinator at the Stroke Association, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the runnyhoneys for choosing to support the Stroke Association. The funds raised will go a long way in helping to support people who are living with the effects of stroke, and their families and carers, as well as help to prevent people from having a stroke.”

To find out more about the run, contact Sue via e-mail at runnyhoneys@gmail.com

To sign up for the event, visit www.fullonsport.com/event/71586/profile