Search

Penguin Dash for Beckton hospice: Time running out to sign up

06:00 12 November 2012

Potential “penguin dashers” have just over two weeks to sign up for a children’s hospice charity run.

The deadline for the Richard House 2km penguin dash is November 28 and organisers are encouraging people to sign up fast before spaces run out.

Up to 300 people dressed in full-length penguin suits run through a route in Spitalfields and The City on December 1.

It follows last year’s Santa Run also organised by Richard House Children’s Hospice.

Organisers will provide costumes but participants are permitted to customise them in whatever way they wish.

Natasha Reynolds, events fundraiser at Richard House, said: “We want to hold an event that will capture people’s attention and 300 penguins darting around Spitalfields seems a good way to do that.”

After the event there will be seasonal food, drinks and mince pies at the finishing posts.

Registration for the event is £20 and minimum sponsorship is £50. Register online at www.richardhouse.org.uk/Events/Major+UK+events/Penguin+Dash. For details on taking part, call Natasha Reynolds on 020 7540 0221, or email natashar@richardhouse.org.uk.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

Jameel Shah

Sports therapy student Jameel Shah has traded the University of East London for the University of Windsor, in Canada, for the summer.

University of East London
14:30
London City Airport  (Pic: Gareth Fuller/ PA)

One of the borough’s most important companies is hoping to take business confidence sky-high.

08:56
Rob Reed with the costumes

Budding fashion designers and UEL students are celebrating creating 12 costumes for a film.

University of East London
Yesterday, 15:07
London Assembly member Leonie Cooper is launching an investigation into biodiversity

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s nature and biodiversity has been hailed by the chair of the London Assembly’s environment committee, Leonie Cooper.

Elizabeth Olympic

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Read more
Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now