Hundreds walk/ run for “Little Treasures”

Some of the 250-stron participants in the Little Treasures Family Walk & Fun Run, who set out from Crossfit gym in Clitheroe on Sunday morning. (Photo courtesy of Zoie Carter-Ingham)
Some of the 250-stron participants in the Little Treasures Family Walk & Fun Run, who set out from Crossfit gym in Clitheroe on Sunday morning. (Photo courtesy of Zoie Carter-Ingham)

Over 250 people registered for the Little Treasures Family Walk/ Fun Run, which set out from Crossfit gym in Clitheroe on Sunday morning.

Organised by Sami Higson and Vickie McKenna of Mad About Beauty in Chatburn, alongside Liz Campbell and Jason Tapping, members of Crossfit, the walk, which had two planned routes of 5km and 10km to suit all abilities, aimed to raise money for Burnley NICU, as a number of the girls family and friends have recently been helped by the unit when their babies have required their specialist care.

Sami commented: “The event completely exceeded all our expectations. The lovely weather was on our side and the sun shone, so we hoped for a good turn out but it was phenomenal.”

In excess of 250 adults and children took part and money was raised via the entry fee, the sale of t-shirts, face painting, a cake stall ,to which may donated sweet treats and barbecue by local butcher Alan Hacking. All were run free of charge, with proceeds going towards the day.

A raffle was also held, with prizes including and oven from Howden’s, a children’s bike from Automotion in Clitheroe, a hanging basket from Chatburn Florist, a meat voucher from Roy Porter butcher’s in Chatburn and many more.

Sami continued: “We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in making the day such a massive success. A special thanks goes to Chris Templeman, owner of Crossfit, who gave us the use of the whole gym for the entire day for us to host the event.”