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Chairman attends parkruns for Chair’s charities

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Published: 13/03/2014

Cllr Boulton is joining the parkruns to raise money for his chosen Chair’s charities – the Bristol Aero Collection and the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Southmead Hospital. He will be visiting all three parkruns on 29 March, starting in Little Stoke, before moving on to Chipping Sodbury and then on to Pomphrey Hill for the finish. Along the way, he will meet regular parkrunners and a number of staff from local businesses and South Gloucestershire Council who have been encouraged to take part.

Cllr Boulton said: “I am asking people to either enter a run themselves and make a donation, sponsor a runner taking part, or simply to donate to these worthy charities, which are both very close to my heart. I urge all residents of South Gloucestershire, whether they are keen runners, steady joggers or speedy walkers to join in, donate and help make a difference.

“There is no cost to join a parkrun and we won’t be taking cash collections on the day, so please visit the dedicated web page to find out more and get involved.”

We have set up a dedicated Just Giving page where you can make donations to the Chair’s charities or sponsor a participating runner. Simply visit

Parkruns are free, weekly 5k timed runs which are held in parks every Saturday across the UK, starting at 9am throughout the year. There are currently over 500,000 parkrun members, and each week an increasing number of people (currently over 400) attend parkruns in South Gloucestershire.

Most parkrunners are not serious runners, they are just ordinary people trying to improve their health. People register and join-up online and after each run the results and individual times are posted on the parkrun website. People show improvements and beat their personal bests.

For more details on parkruns in South Gloucestershire and to register for 29 March visit

To make a donation to the Chair’s charities visit

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