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Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct 16 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 17 at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, Oct 18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, Oct 21 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

CHARITABLE SUPPORT

The winner of a vote by members of Royton Road Runners for their Charity of the Year for 2021 is Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind. This mental health charity provides counselling, training & a range of other services to support adults & children in our local area. TOG has seen a 400% increase in referrals for some of its services during the pandemic & suffered a significant loss of fundraising income during 2020. Increasing numbers of people will need the help & support this charity provides for many months to come, leading a number of RRR members to suggest that it deserves our support.  

The club will aim to raise money for this worthy cause through various events in 2021, starting with a Virtual Quiz Night in February. If you have any ideas for an event or would like to organise one, please get in touch. If you are doing your own fundraising for this charity (e.g. through sponsorship for running a marathon or other event) please let us know.
In previous years Royton Road Runners has regularly supported Dr Kershaw's Hospice in Royton. Between 2011-2016 we donated more than £12,000 to the hospice, through club events & individual fundraising efforts. We also provided more practical help, including 'community days' spent painting or working on the hospice gardens. After one such event (pictured), Barry Ulyatt from the hospice said, "Everyone did a great job - the fences all look as though they belong to someone now, visitors can park without encountering overhanging shrubs & the front of the hospice is looking far more welcoming. Many thanks to all who helped & to everyone at Royton Road Runners for their fundraising efforts & support, it is very much appreciated."
Other organisations supported as RRR Charity of the Year in previous years are the Oldham Mountain Rescue Team (2015), Crohn's & Colitis UK (2017) & Maggie's Oldham (2018), Springhill Hospice (2019) & Kidneys for Life (2020). 

In their Spring 2021 Newsletter, Kidneys for Life wrote about what our fundraising efforts meant to the charity - you can read the article here (see page 21).