Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, was at the start of the Finsbury Park 5K on Saturday 23 June to cheer on Action For Kids in their 2012km Gold Challenge.
The Action For Kids team completed an amazing 180km of their 2012km Gold Challenge, to take their total to over 1350km - smashing the two-thirds mark - and they also managed to raise hundreds of pounds for the charity.
The Gold Challenge is the UK’s only Olympic and Paralympic sport based charity event and the Action For Kids team competed in the north London event together with supporters to raise money for the disabled young people’s charity – one of the Gold Challenge’s 150 charity partners.
The young people from Hornsey-based Action For Kids got active and completed the 5K by jogging, walking, pushing wheelchairs and buggies with staff, volunteers, families and members of the community. And supporters from the charity’s corporate partners, Devonshires Solicitors and Sainsbury’s Muswell Hill, took part in the fun run - the first event of Action For Kids’ new charity partnership with Sainsbury’s.
Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, commented: “Action for Kids is a fantastic local charity. I was delighted to be asked to help them at the Finsbury Park 5K run. The 35 people who took part raised over £400 and added 180km to their 2012km Gold Challenge. They should be proud of their efforts - well done them!”
Lyn Prodger, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Action For Kids, said: “It was a fantastic event which we all thoroughly enjoyed and we were thrilled that Lynne Featherstone could make it down to start off the event and cheer us all on! The weather was perfect for the 5K and we finished things off with a lovely picnic in the park with family, friends and supporters. Thank you very much to everyone who took part.”