The BAPS Charities 10K Annual Challenge for 2012 was launched on the evening of Saturday 25 February 2012 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London. The official partner for BAPS Charities this year is Macmillan Cancer Support, which provides “practical, medical and financial support to push for better cancer care.”
The Challenge will offer an opportunity for participants to run, jog or walk 10 kilometres, and will take place in London and cities across the UK in April. A ‘30K Bike Challenge’ will also form part of this year’s Challenge, and will take place in Leicester.
The event will bring together people from a variety of ages and backgrounds as well as join local communities from across the country to support the various good causes of BAPS Charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support. The nationwide event will also provide many local charities with essential funds to continue their good work.
This year’s Challenge builds on 18 years of sponsored events being organised by BAPS. Previous national partners have included Barnardo’s, The Anthony Nolan Trust, Diabetes UK, The British Heart Foundation, Breast Cancer Care and Age UK.
Steven Wibberley, Head of Information and Financial Support at Macmillan, joined BAPS Charities at the Mandir in London for the official launch. In his address to the assembly, he shared: “Macmillan Cancer Support is very grateful to BAPS Charities for selecting us as their partner for this year’s Challenge. At Macmillan, we not only work with cancer patients, but look to provide support for their families, and your support will be very welcome.”
BAPS Charities volunteer Kamlesh Patel added, “We are delighted to partner with Macmillan Cancer Support this year and hope that the Challenge can help to further their great work.”
To learn more about Macmillan Cancer Support, please click here.
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