People are being encouraged to put their best foot forward and help raise vital funds for local charities

The annual Best Foot Forward challenge, organised by the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton, takes place on Saturday (7 July) at WV Active Aldersley from 8am and 8pm, with all proceeds going to the Wolverhampton MS Therapy Centre, Central Youth Theatre and the Rotary Charitable Trust.

Community minded corporate patrons have created a fund available for distribution to the three chosen charities. To release the funds, participants must walk, run or jog a lap - or more - of the running track at WV Active Aldersley; for every lap completed, £1 will be released from the fund.

The Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Phil Page, is offering his support for the fun, family friendly fundraiser, which is suitable for all ages and abilities. He said: "This unique event provides the opportunity to take exercise at your own pace and time, while at the same time knowing that the calories you are burning off are going to improve the life of others.

"Volunteers can do as many laps as they choose, for as long as they choose, at their own pace either individually or as part of a team, and it is a fantastic way to help local charities."

For more information, and to register for the event, please visit Type=links;Linkid=2129;Title=Wolverhampton Best Foot Forward;Target=_blank;.

Entry costs £5 for adults, under 16s are free. Participants will not need to get personal sponsorship on the day, but if they want to make an additional donation, sponsorships forms are available via the website for any of the three event charities, while they can also fundraise for a cause of their own choosing.

  • released: Tuesday 3 July, 2018