Hundreds signed up for Theo’s Glow Run in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity

Written by Caitlin Eckley

Glow sticks and fairy lights will be illuminating a Sheffield park this Tuesday as hundreds of people raise money for Sheffield’s Hospital Charity.

The event called Theo’s Glow Run is set to start in Endcliffe Park at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 14 December.

Runners, joggers and walkers are encouraged to dress up and head down to the park to complete 5km early next week.

Rachel Thomas, 24, is the events fundraising officer for the charity and she said: “With it being December, it can be quite dark around Christmas time, so the whole idea is to light up Endcliffe Park.”

On average, the event usually raises just over £30,000 and Rachel said: “We really hope to raise just as much this year, but we do understand that it’s a difficult time, with restrictions changing and things like that, but fingers crossed we raise between £20,000 to £30,000.”

Team Theo’s Glow Run first took place in 2017 and this is the fourth year it has been on, after it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

Last year, the event took place virtually and people were encouraged to dress up and complete the run around their local area.

The event is now sold out, with over 500 people taking part.

Donations to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity can contribute towards funding workshops on the ward when children are in isolation and can also help towards building a new Emergency Department.

 

Written by Caitlin Eckley

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