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First Winter Solstice Strider to raise money for Manorlands

Images shows David Senior, Event Director; Strimmer the Hedgehog mascot;  Oliver Coultas from STRI; Strider the Hedgehog mascot; and Carol Senior, Sue Ryder volunteer.

Runners, walkers and joggers are being invited to take part in the inaugural Winter Solstice Strider organised by Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice later this month.

Hundreds of fundraisers will complete a 5k or 10k route by torchlight on the evening of the shortest day of the year - Wednesday 21st December - around the St Ives Estate near Harden.

Funds raised will go towards supporting palliative, neurological and bereavement charity, Sue Ryder, which runs Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope.

Organisers hope the new event will be as successful as its sister event on the longest day of the year - the Summer Solstice Saunter at Bolton Abbey Estate – which has raised over £137,000 for the charity over the last six years.

Andrew Wood, Community Fundraising Manager at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said: “We’re really excited to kick off the festive season with this brand new winter 10k and 5k event. We are seeing people signing up from all over the country, with many inspired by what we think is one of our best-ever event medals.

“The vital funds raised will help to support our expert, compassionate care and ensure Sue Ryder can be there when it matters for families going through the toughest times of their lives.”

The Winter Solstice Strider is supported by Bingley-based global design, engineering and management consultancy STRI Group and Bingley St Ives Golf Club.

Tina Jessop, Head of Brand at STRI, said: “Sue Ryder is a charity which is close to the hearts of many people in our local community and we’re delighted to be sponsoring their first-ever Winter Solstice Strider. We’re looking forward to giving everyone a warm welcome at our headquarters before they head out into the St Ives Estate and light up the dark night for a wonderful cause.”  

All participants who take part in the event will receive a bespoke medal which features a hedgehog by moonlight.

For more information and to sign up, visit sueryder.org/solsticestrider.  

 

 

Photo caption: (L-R) David Senior, Event Director; Strimmer the Hedgehog mascot;  Oliver Coultas from STRI; Strider the Hedgehog mascot; and Carol Senior, Sue Ryder volunteer.

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