BURNLEY charities are in line for a massive fund-raising windfall thanks to a high-profile sponsored 10k run around the town in June.
The Jane Tomlinson-inspired Pennine Lancashire 10k run will give local fund-raisers the opportunity to raise cash for their own chosen charity, the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, or one of the event’s partners which includes Pendleside Hospice.
The Burnley Express is backing the event as official media partner to the run which could raise as much as £100,000 for charites.
Burnley-born Emmerdale actress Nicola Wheeler was in Burnley this week for the big launch of the run which also has the backing of Burnley Football Club and Burnley Council.
The race will take place on Sunday, June 2nd, around a course which will include Burnley town centre, Turf Moor, Thompson Park and Towneley Park.
Nicola said: “I’m really pleased to be back in Burnley to help launch the new Asda Foundation Run For All Pennine Lancashire 10K.
“It’s a great event for the town which will not only be a brilliant, fun day for thousands of runners but bring in lots of money for some really deserving local charities.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: “Burnley FC is proud to be supporting what is certain to be a fantastic new event for the town.
“There’s already a great buzz about the new Pennine Lancashire 10K and I hope Burnley supporters will pull on their trainers and hit the streets to raise funds for a favourite charity.”