The Leanne Fund has secured a five-year sponsorship deal worth £10,000 from community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust, to support their annual Point 5k fundraising event.
They were also awarded £3,000 for office equipment to help provide vital support services to young people affected by Cystic Fibrosis across the Highlands and Islands and Grampian.
This year’s 5k takes place on Saturday, June 1 and is the 10th anniversary of the event. To mark the milestone, a 10k run has also been introduced for the first time this year. More than 150 participants regularly take part in the event.
Donald John MacSween, General Manager of Point and Sandwick Trust, said: “Point and Sandwick Trust are delighted to support The Leanne Fund by sponsoring the annual Point 5k event which has grown in popularity, attracting a large number of participants of all ages, boosting health, wellbeing, happiness and community cohesion. The event has continued to raise funds for a charity that delivers a worthwhile and important service.”
Chrisetta Mitchell, Development Manager of The Leanne Fund said: “We are very grateful to Point and Sandwick Trust for this significant sponsorship which will support this year’s Point 5k and events in the future.
“The funding will allow us to plan ahead with certainty and continue to organise this popular event for years to come.
“The event always attracts a large number of runners and walkers including families and even pets, and we are very thankful to the wider community for their continued support.
“It is always a great atmosphere on the day with our focus on a fun inclusive day where everyone is welcome to take part and to join us after the event for refreshments and a raffle. This year’s competitive 10k race will add a new element to the day and we hope the community will come out and cheer on all competitors.”
Participants are asked to enter online at http://www.theleannefund.co.uk/events.html to help with organisation. Entry forms can also be picked up from The Leanne Fund office on Point Street.
Entry to the 10k is limited to 100 participants and for runners only, but walkers are very welcome to enter the 5k which is open to all the family.
The event has also been supported by Tighean Innse Gall and Point Community Council, with TIG sponsoring the inaugural 10k and the Community Council providing a trophy.
Chrisetta said: “There has been a lot of interest in this year’s event as this is the first time we have held a 10k. We have identified a new challenging route for the 10k which we hope will appeal to local runners and attract those from further afield. We hope as many people as possible will join us on June 1st for what will be an exciting day for the fund.
“The vital sponsorship from Point and Sandwick Trust will also allow us to purchase a photocopier for our busy office where the support services we offer across the Highlands and Islands and Grampian are managed.
“The support services offered by The Leanne Fund are in great demand and as the only charity providing such services in Scotland, we rely on sponsorship from organisations such as Point and Sandwick Trust and the continued support of the public to allow us to continue this valuable work.”
The Leanne Fund will host the 10th Point 5k event on June 1st with the addition of a new 10k race.
The Fund are delighted to receive funding from Tighean Innse Gall (TIG) which will support the organisation of the new 10k race taking place alongside the annual Point 5k walk/run.
A trophy for the new event has also been kindly sponsored by Point Community Council.
The annual event is the largest sporting event in Point with over 150 taking part and it is hoped that this year’s extended event will attract even more participants.
Chrisetta Mitchell, Development Manager for The Leanne Fund said: “We are so grateful to TIG for sponsoring our inaugural Point 10k and to Point Community Council for sponsoring a trophy.
“The 5k has been a great success for the last decade and we hope many people will come and support our extended event to mark the 10th anniversary.
“The support from TIG at a local level is of great assistance to us. We look forward to what will be an exciting day for the Fund.”
A spokesperson for TIG said: “We love to support local causes and recognise the great work that The Leanne Fund carries out to support young people affected by Cystic Fibrosis.
“We hope to have a number of staff running (or walking) in this event to show their support.
“Brian Chaplin, TIG’s Chairman, will be cheering on the runners and handing out the medals at the finish line. We wish the Leanne Fund the best of luck in all their future fundraising.”
You can enter the 5k and 10k events online http://www.theleannefund.co.uk/events.html
or call into The Leanne Fund office on Point Street to pick up an entry form.
The 10k event is limited to 100 participants and is for runners only.
Walkers are very welcome to enter the 5k which is open to all the family (including your dog!).
Brighten up everyone’s day with a Rainbow Raiser at your school, college or workplace this February all in aid of The Leanne Fund.
The Leanne Fund offers a range of services to individuals affected by Cystic Fibrosis and their families across the Highlands, Islands and Grampian regions.
This special fundraiser on Friday February 22nd will help make a real difference to the lives of those with CF and ensure a fun charitable activity for your class, group or workplace.
Last year’s inaugural event was a great success with over £3,000 raised for the charity.
All you have to do is request a Rainbow Raiser pack and get set to wear your best/wackiest and brightest clothes for the day.
Chrisetta Mitchell, Development Manager for The Leanne Fund said: “Each week 5 babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis and sadly 2 young lives are lost. There is currently no cure.
“At The Leanne Fund we provide a range of support services to individuals affected by Cystic Fibrosis and their families, helping them to maintain and improve their quality of life and live life to the full. This help is available across Highlands, Islands and Grampian.
“We are inviting schools, colleges, work places and businesses to partner with us in hosting a ‘Rainbow Raiser’, from which the funds raised will contribute towards making a difference in the lives of those affected by this life-limiting disease.
“We are delighted that many local schools and workplaces have already signed up to take part and I would encourage everyone to get involved and encourage your local school or nursery, workplace to do so.”
To find out more email The Leanne Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are just some of the ways the money you raise will be spent –
Every pound raised goes directly to providing these life changing services for those affected by Cystic Fibrosis.
In your Rainbow Raiser pack you will receive the following to help you set up your day: