Latest news – what a fortnight it’s been!

With two months to go until event night, the last couple of weeks have been satisfying ones on the back of some hard legwork.

It got off to a great start when we learned we had been chosen as one of the Community Matters projects by Waitrose in Warminster where shoppers can choose to support us with their green tokens they get at the till.  We’re the pot in the middle. Thank you to those doing this, please tell your friends about us being there as an option.

We followed this up by giving an interview to the Warminster Journal who ran a story about the event which coincided nicely with the token appeal. Remember, our collection is there for the whole of June, so still plenty of time left to support us.

We’ve also had further cash injections from donors which has helped with set up costs and boosted the amount we give to Brain Tumour Support. Some of this has funded items essential to our event for this year and into the future, signs and a timer being things we have had to borrow in the past. Be assured, we take our outgoings very seriously, keeping them to an absolute minimum to ensure no money is wasted in running the event to ensure we can pass the maximum amount possible to the charity. The race bibs are also on order and our race permit has arrived, along with permission from Wiltshire council.

In addition, we ‘ve had a very positive meeting with Westbury Cricket Club who are looking forward to hosting us again this year. They will be providing bar facilities pre and post run and will be doing a barbeque for us all too. Please support them on the night as our custom will help their club funding.

Don’t forget you can still join Team BTS1000 and run for free! We’re looking for 10 runners for this team and we still have some spaces left. The deal is simple. Sign up for Hilly Helmet then pledge to raise £100 (plus gift aid). Turn up on race night with your completed sponsor form and cash and we will refund your entry fee and give you a Brain Tumour Support t shirt or vest to run in and keep. Please get in touch to let us know so we can ensure you get the right size vest or t shirt to wear on the night.

Don’t forget we’re still giving race places away for Hazelbury Hurrah in Corsham next month and the Chippenham River Run and Fun Run. Please see items elsewhere on this site to find out how to apply.

Finally, many, many  thanks so far to everyone who has entered or donated prizes or has offered their time to help on the night. Without you and all the goodwill, we wouldn’t be here. Please tell your friends, we’d love to see them on the night too!