Land your place in charity runway run

East Midlands Airport will be hosting a unique charity event on Sunday 9th October, where 300 participants will run 10 kilometres on the airport’s runway at 3am and this is your chance to enter.

This extraordinary event, organised by a team of employees from the airport, is part of The Prince’s Trust Million Makers challenge, where the East Midlands Airport team, along with other teams across the UK will aim to raise 1million for the youth charity.

The Prince’s Trust helps more than 4,000 disadvantaged young people across the East Midlands each year, giving them the skills and confidence to find a job. More than three in four young people on Prince’s Trust courses move into work, education or training.

The East Midlands Airport team will aim to turn an initial seed funding of 1,500 into a profit of 10,000 over 6 months by running their own mini-enterprise.

Keen runners or those who fancy doing something a little different for charity are being asked to register their interest by 19th September 2011. With only 300 places available, runners will be selected at random to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Anna Thomson, Community Relations Manager and Team Leader said: ”Being part of The Prince’s Trust Million Makers challenge gives us the chance to be able to raise a significant amount of money to help young people.

“East Midlands Airport’s commitment to charities, young people and local groups from across the region is long-standing and something that is embedded within the organisation.

“Our challenge by The Prince’s Trust gives us the opportunity to make a difference right across the UK and it’s great to know that the whole workforce is behind us.”

John O’Reilly, East Midlands Regional Director at The Prince’s Trust said: “Nationally, we need 1 million a week to help vulnerable young people turn their lives around.

“The support of organisations like East Midlands Airport is instrumental to achieving this target and ensuring the ongoing success of our programme delivery in the East Midlands.”

Applications should be made via and successful applicants will be required to raise a minimum of 100 to enter the race.

Published on: 06/09/2011 14:24:54

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