Running Somewhere Else running club is getting in the Christmas spirit for its first fundraising effort for the Churn Project.
Several of the club’s members, led by Chair Caroline Coates, are running in the Rudolph Rampage and Dash in Painswick on December 17.
The event is raising funds for the Venture White City in Gloucester, but in addition RSE are hoping to bring in funds for the Churn Project, the club’s chosen charity for this season.
The Churn Project supports the most vulnerable and marginalised people of the Cirencester area. Its aims are to reduce isolation and improve well-being for local people, particularly for those who are lonely, at a point of transition in their lives or experiencing mental health issues. RSE members chose to support the Churn Project after a club vote in the summer.
The Rudolph Rampage and Dash also gives the Cirencester runners the chance to break out the fancy dress, as the run has built a reputation for its runners showing their Christmas spirit by running in some festive costumes.
Running Somewhere Else Chair Caroline Coates said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Churn Project this year, which was chosen by our members because of the amazing job it does supporting the most vulnerable people in our beautiful town.
“The Rudolph Rampage is a joyous event which is a great excuse to dress up and have a fun run as a club, and it seemed the perfect opportunity to launch our fundraising efforts for Churn.”
Alisa O’Connor, fundraiser for the Churn Project, said: “We’re delighted that Running Somewhere Else has chosen the Churn Project as its charity of the year. We’re a very local charity committed to supporting the most vulnerable people in our community with a focus very much on wellbeing – right through from birth to older age. We’re looking forward to our partnership with the runners from the Club and wish those taking part in the Rudolph Rampage the best of luck!”
For those wanting to sponsor the intrepid RSE runners, there are sponsorship forms in Somewhere Else every Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 6:30-7:30pm when the club has its running sessions.