A team of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation runners are taking on the British 10k in London this weekend to raise funds to support its work with disadvantaged young people.
The event is the second Vitality Run Series event, and Laureus project leaders, participants and fundraisers on #TeamSportforGood will raise funds for Laureus projects focussed on sport for development around the world.
As the runners start the race in Piccadilly this Sunday, they will be encouraged by the words of college lecturer Mike Neville, who was one of Laureus #TeamSportforGood runners in the first Vitality Run Series event in Hackney last month.
A passionate fundraiser for good causes, Neville, who cycled 16,000 miles in 365 days going around the world with his wife Polly on their honeymoon, said:
“I decided to run for Laureus because I grew up doing sport. It gave me incredible experiences and I made great friends so I support the theme of Laureus wanting to bring this opportunity to all children. A few years ago I did the London Marathon and wanted to do something a bit different so ran it dressed as a carrot and got the Guinness world record as fastest vegetable. I hope to be able to do more to support Laureus in the future and I wish all the Laureus runners well this weekend. It’s a great cause.”
Laureus is the official charity partner for the Vitality Run Series and runners in Laureus #TeamSportforGood will raise funds to train sports coaches and young leaders who can change the lives of young people across the UK.
Laureus Academy Member and Olympic decathlon legend Daley Thompson says: “I encourage people to sign up, run for good, enjoy a great series of events and change young lives forever. The money they raise for Laureus will make a big impact on improving the lives of lots of kids in the UK.”