‘NEW YEAR NEW YOU’ Say Southport Galloway’s Society for the Blind January 8th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Galloway’s Society for the Blind Southport ‘NEW YEAR NEW YOU’ Run the race of your life, and help others see a better life! That is the message from local charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind, based in Southport, who are appealing for people across the area to sign up to one of the country’s prestigious running events in support of Galloway’s Society for the Blind. Emma Russ, Senior Fundraiser at Galloway’s, commented, “The Virgin London Marathon is one of those events like no other, it’s on everybody’s bucket list and most people would love the chance to take part. In contrast, the Great North Run is the world’s favourite half marathon, with over 35,000 people taking part every year.” Galloway’s Society for the Blind works with local blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire and Sefton, providing them with support, activities and equipment to they can maintain their independence and minimise the effects of living with reduced vision. The charity needs to raise £850,000 every year to be able to continue their work. Emma continued, “We have limited places available in both races and urge keen runners to get in touch soon as we must have people registered with the race organisers by the end of January. For both events we ask you to reach a minimum fundraising target but will support you 100% in achieving this. Please give me a call for more information.” By running for Galloway’s, they would help you make this prestigious event one that you will never forget by offering you advice, hints and tips with your training, a running vest, fundraising support and contact with other Galloway’s runners for peer support. Alternatively, anybody who has their place confirmed in the London Marathon or Great North Run and would like to run with Galloway’s, contact Emma Russ on 07432 512165 or email [email protected]. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!