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Hope House Holding Two Wrexham Dark Runs

by Love Wrexham Magazine
Telford Dark Run 2022

The popular family-friendly Hope House Dark Runs will be lighting up the night at Telford and Chirk this autumn. They are set to raise more money than ever before.

The Dark Runs at Telford Town Park and Chirk Castle see hundreds of people in fancy dress and run, jog or walk a 5K route to raise money to support seriously ill local children and their families. In return, participants will get their hands on a goody bag and special glow in the dark medal.

On Saturday 21st, October, the Chirk Castle Dark Run returns for its third year. A unique night of fun on the grounds, with the castle specially lit up.

Katie Rees-Jones, Senior Volunteer and Community Officer at Chirk Castle, said, “We’re delighted to be working with Hope House again to host the Dark Run.  

“The event brings people of all ages together to enjoy the outdoors at this special place in aid of Hope House and the families they support. We are proud to be able to share this experience in helping to create wonderful memories for everyone.”

The Telford Town Park run is back for its ninth year. It takes place a week later on Saturday, 28th October.

Dark Runs will also be in North Wales at RSPB Conwy on 28th October and for the first time ever at a second National Trust property, Penrhyn Castle, on 20th October.

Principality Building Society

This year, Principality Building Society is generously match-funding the sponsorship money raised at each of the four events up to £12,500. The runs will raise more than ever!

James Harper, Social Impact Manager at Principality Building Society, said: “We’re really proud to be supporting the Hope House Tŷ Gobaith team as they put together these exciting events.

“We know the atmosphere is going to be amazing and there will be a great family feel to the celebrations.

“The current financial climate means that donations are more important to maintain the vital services that they provide for the children and families that they support. We are proud to match all donations at these events and can’t wait for it.”

Principality Building Society logo

Fundraising Team Leader Cat Dowdeswell said, “We are excited to invite people to join us for our incredible Dark Runs.

“Every year, these events bring our supporters together and help raise vital funds for our hospices.  

“We need to raise £7.5 million every year to make sure we can be here for the seriously ill families and children that we support. Without the great support from our community, we wouldn’t be able to be there for those that need us. 

“We can’t wait to see you all for an amazing evening in October.”

All ages are welcome and there is no dress code. You are also welcome to go all neon or dress up in Halloween-themed outfits if you like. Registration is £10 per adult and £5 per child (under 16 years) and tickets are available at hopehouse.org.uk/events. Finally, if you would like to read more charity articles, click here.

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