Kent Cricket is delighted to be named as an Official Supporter of the ‘The Rainbow Run’, a sponsored run to raise vital funds for Kent-based hospitals’ COVID-19 appeals.
The Club will be teaming up with its Principal Partner, Shepherd Neame to support the event, and encourage everyone across the county, to take part on Sunday 17th May, to raise money for NHS charities county-wide.
The money raised will be used to provide care packages and to support the physical and emotional well-being of NHS front line workers.
A team of Kent Cricket playing staff, coaches and support staff, along with a team from Shepherd Neame, Britain’s Oldest Brewery, will be voluntarily taking part in the charity run, due to take place from 10:00 on Sunday 17th May.
The team will aim to cover a combined total of 150 kilometres during the event, to celebrate the 150th Year of Kent Cricket at the heart of community, in 2020. The Club’s Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach, Rob Chave, will also be leading a live warm up for all participants, from 10:00 on the event day, via the event’s social media pages.
Participants will be able to choose to fundraise for the following charities, East Kent Hospitals’ Charity, Valley Hospital Charity, The Medway Hospital Charity, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Charity and King’s College Hospital Charity (including PRUH).
The event is open to all ages and abilities, and there is no fixed distance or minimum fundraising target for people who wish to take part. The organisers are encouraging all to get involved, however they can, by walking, running, skipping or even riding a horse.
Kent Cricket’s Club Captain, Sam Billings, said: “I’m delighted to be supporting The Rainbow Run to help raise funds for our local NHS heroes on the frontline.
“It’s a great initiative that everyone can get involved with and I’m looking forward to taking part in this challenge to support our local community, in a fun and safe way. I’d encourage as many people as possible to take part on Sunday 17th May.”
Shepherd Neame CEO, Jonathan Neame, said: “During these challenging times, it is more important than ever to come together to support such a worthy cause and keep fit for mental and physical wellbeing. We hope people have fun undertaking this challenge at home with family or as part of their daily exercise.”
Ellie Rogers, Co-Founder of The Rainbow Run, said: “We’re really pleased that Kent Cricket and Shepherd Neame have chosen to support us and the front line NHS staff during these difficult times.
“This year would have been ‘The Bluebell Run’s’ 10th year, an event that myself and some other parents run to raise money for Egerton CEP School, but as that event was unable to take place, we wanted to show our support to our incredible NHS working around the clock to keep us all safe and well.
“It was actually my children’s idea to make it rainbow themed in support of the NHS, so I look forward to seeing everyone in the rainbow outfits, raising money for a fantastic cause. I’d like to remind all people taking part to do so in accordance with government social distancing guidelines.”
To donate to the Rainbow Run JustGiving pages please see below: