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Put your best foot forward for the Red Cross

5 July 2012

Press Release
For immediate release        Thursday 5 July 2012
For further information         Morag Smith
Contact number                    01324 679068

Put your best foot forward for the Red Cross

 

The British Red Cross is looking for people in Dundee to get their boots on and take part in the Humanity Rose sponsored walk.

The 5k or 10k walk takes place on Sunday 23 September 2012 in the Camperdown Park Dundee. The event is open to anyone who wants to enjoy a healthy Sunday stroll and raise money for the humanitarian work of the Red Cross at the same time.

Participants are asked to give a £10 registration donation and pledge to raise £50 in sponsorship.

Morag Smith, Red Cross senior community fundraiser for the area, said: “Raising sponsorship – it’s really easy and can be great fun too. I can provide plenty of support and guidance and it can be as simple as setting up a Just Giving or a Virgin Money page where friends and family can sponsor you online. And by joining the Red Cross walk, you’ll meet new people and have a friendly crowd to walk with.”

All funds raised by walkers will support the work of the British Red Cross, helping vulnerable people in crisis here in Scotland, elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

Morag added: “It’s been a very busy year for the Red Cross and our services. We loaned hundreds of wheelchairs to people who lost their mobility after an accident, illness or stay in hospital; taught vital life saving skills to the public and responded to major emergencies overseas, such as the East Africa Food Crisis. To enable us to continue to provide all these services and many more, we need people to support us by signing up to run for the Red Cross.”

For more information about taking part in the walk please contact Morag Smith on 01324 679 068 or at morag.smith@redcross.org.uk.

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Notes to Editors


The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.

We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.

 

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