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More than 150 people – from toddlers through to senior citizens – joined the BAPS Annual 10k Challenge in Manchester on Sunday 7 May 2017.

The charity Challenge brought together more than 3,000 enthusiastic participants from towns and cities across the UK for a fun and healthy way to raise money for various worthy causes and local charities.

The funds from this year’s event in Manchester will go towards BAPS’s multifarious educational, community and spiritual activities serving children, youths, families and the elderly. Some of the funds will also be donated to Tameside4Good to support their outstanding work in support of the local community. In addition, this year’s national charity partner with BAPS is Alzheimer’s Society, one of the country’s largest charities fighting dementia.

Previous national partners for BAPS and BAPS Charities have included Age UK, the Anthony Nolan Trust, Barnardo’s, Breast Cancer Care, the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, KIDS, and Macmillan Cancer Support.

In addition to the 10k Challenge, a health check workshop run by the NHS and Be Well Tameside staff was organised.

Nicolette Tracey,  NHS Health Check coordinator, said, "There is a great community feel. Everyone seems to want to engage with excercise and make lifestyle changes. I commend BAPS on their excellent organisation and commitment to this event."

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