As well as encouraging fitness, the purpose of the races is to raise money for local charities.
We hope that runners will raise sponsorship for charities, either one of your choice or you can join us in supporting these local projects – either direct to a charity, or via the Huntingdon 10K Charitable trust (contact Race Bob for details).
Here’s a form you can use for collecting sponsorship:
The Huntingdon 10K Charitable Trust has selected these local charities for support from this year’s races.
Health and social care professionals and volunteers work together to provide a home-based nursing service for people recovering from or living with cancer. Based at Woodlands Cancer Unit, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, the team helps those with cancer take back their lives and play an active part in managing their health. Support from Hunts10k will be used to buy home-based blood testing equipment for those with difficulty travelling.
This Huntingdon-based centre provides confidential support and information to help those facing an unplanned pregnancy make a fully informed choice and provide on-going support, whatever decision they make.
Cornerstone’s counselling work and engagement with local schools will receive a boost from the Hunts10k donation.
Woodland Lodge is a purpose-built eight-bedded bungalow in Huntingdon offering residential short breaks for children and young people with a disability, complex health or behavioural needs. Run by Action for Children, the facility is available to those who have had their needs assessed by Cambridgeshire County Council’s disabled children care service. Action for Children is the UK’s leading provider of family and community centres, children’s services in rural areas, services for disabled children and their families, and services for young people leaving care.
Fundraising to buy specialist trail bikes for young visitors to use will be boosted by the race donation.
The Thursday Club was founded in 1984. It provides entertainment for the elderly and socially isolated people, some of whom are also affected by conditions such as dementia, living in the villages surrounding the Alconburys. The group meets at Alconbury Sports and Social Club and is run by two members of staff, a cook and volunteers from the villages.
The club plan to help pay for a cinema projector so members can watch films with their donation.
Based at the One Leisure Centre in St Ives, the Upside Down Sports Club enables children aged four to 18 who use wheelchairs to enjoy sport in a friendly and supportive environment. The club aims to promote independence and self esteem.
The club will use the funds they receive to help cover the costs of hiring premises.
Godmanchester Rovers Youth FC is a growing community-based club that has been running for 33 years. Their aim is to provide the opportunity for youth of the area to enjoy football, develop skills and participate in competitive football, regardless of ability, gender etc.
The GMC Rovers Girls’ Team will wear team shirts sponsored by Hunts10k Charitable Trust for a second year.
Formed in 1997, Huntingdon Youth Theatre aims to give young people aged 11-18 the chance to perform on stage, helping to build self-confidence and stagecraft skills.
Hunts10k Charitable Trust will provide a bursary to support a young person from a disadvantaged background to take part in the theatre group for a year.
Bloodrunners SERV are a volunteer service runs blood and other clinically urgent medical aid between hospitals out of hours, including Hinchingbrooke Hospital. In three years, the 110 volunteers serving Cambridgeshire and Suffolk have made over 2,700 deliveries to local hospitals, helping to save lives and cutting NHS costs by around £200k.The riders provide a 24/7 emergency blood transport service to the NHS Hospitals in Cambridgeshire & Suffolk.
Funds from the race will help with the cost of buying a replacement bike for the service.