The Perkins Great Eastern Run | 13 October 2013

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Carole Hughes: Charity Founder, Anna’s Hope

Stamford based charity Anna’s Hope has been involved with the Perkins Great Eastern Run for several years through the Junior Challenge. Our philosophy is that if you raise money for Anna’s Hope you should have fun and a sense of achievement. Whether you are young or old, an experienced runner or just want to get fit and want to help a charity, the Perkins Great Eastern Run is a great event to do this. As an added incentive there are prizes for those running in the Junior Challenge in the 5K fun run.


There is a prize of a team sports kit worth £500 from ChromaSport Schoolwear and Trophies and the Anna’s Hope Junior Challenge Cup for the school or youth group who raise the most money for Anna’s Hope and the boy and girl who individually raise the most money for Anna’s Hope will each win a Wii game courtesy of Sainsbury. There are also lots of other charities you can run for and for the school or youth group with the most runners in the Junior Challenge they can win a prize courtesy of Sainsbury. So if you want to make a difference, achieve a personal or team goal and have some fun please sign up and support Anna’s Hope or your favourite charity and come and show us your medal at the Anna’s Hope stand at the end of the race

About Anna’s Hope

Anna’s Hope is a Stamford-based charity providing rehabilitation support to children and young people in the region diagnosed with brain tumours. It was founded in 2006 by Carole and Rob Hughes and inspired by their daughter, Anna Olivia Hughes who died from a brian tumour aged 3 years and 8 months. Brain tumours are the Biggest Cancer Killer of Children and young people in the UK. Every penny raised goes to supporting the charity’s aims.

Nicky McCready: Volunteer Coordinator

I have the privilege each year of working with many volunteers who give up their time to support the race. They ensure the smooth running of the event and make the race the event it is today

Get involved!

This year, as ever, The Perkins Great Eastern Run requires support from over 300 volunteers to help out with the marshalling of the race. Without volunteers the race would not be able to happen. Vivacity Culture and Leisure provides the race with a Volunteer Coordinator – Nicky McCready who recruits, trains and coordinates the volunteers on the day of the event. Volunteers will receive race day clothing and light refreshments on the day.


If you are interested in getting involved or would like more information about being a volunteer road, baggage or water station marshal please complete the online form or contact:

01733 863866


The assembly point for the half marathon, wheelchair race and fun run is at the Embankment where races start and finish. Fun run competitors will move to the start line at approximately 9.45am for a 10am start. The wheelchair race will start at 10.25am and the half marathon at 10.30am.

Please check the website for more detailed information, including times of prize presentations.There will be plenty of stalls, refreshments and a continental market for spectators to enjoy at the Embankment, with the city centre shopping area a five minute stroll away.

For more information about the Perkins Great Eastern Run 2013, including how to enter, how to volunteer, all the latest race news and training tips, visit:
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