Dementia charity needs half marathon runners

TOP South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord is looking for sports enthusiasts to hit the streets for the 2019 Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon.

A major event in the UK’s running calendar – being held on April 14 in 2019 – the Sheffield Half Marathon attracts thousands of runners of all abilities to the city’s streets and raises many thousands of pounds for good causes.

With a city centre start and finish, the event boasts a super scenic route with stunning views of the Peak District for those who conquer the difficult climb to Ringinglow.

And Lost Chord, the charity that provides vital interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region, is hoping that keen runners will be happy to wear the distinctive Lost Chord colours!

“The Sheffield Half Marathon is a great South Yorkshire event and it would be brilliant to see Lost Chord represented on the start line,” said the charity’s Chief Executive Helena Muller.

“It’s a challenging route but I am sure we have supporters who can get out there and make a real difference by getting sponsorship on our behalf.

“We’d love to hear from anybody who feels they have the energy to run this great event and make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia.”

To find out more about Lost Chord and how to get in touch or support the charity visit www.lost-chord.org.uk