Around a dozen people joined the BAPS Annual 10K Challenge in Glasgow on Saturday 23 April 2016.
The charity Challenge organised by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) 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 Glasgow will go towards BAPS’s multifarious educational, community and spiritual activities serving children, youths, families and the elderly.
Previous national partners, under the auspices of BAPS and BAPS Charities, have included the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, Breast Cancer Care, Age UK, Barnardo’s, KIDS, The Anthony Nolan Trust, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event kicked off shortly after 10.30am from Carrington Street at St George’s Cross.
After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners moved along the route covering Kelvingrove Park.
Rajul Pandya, one of the participants, shared, “It’s a great day walking for a great cause. I’m very pleased to be able to give back to all that BAPS does for society.”
One of the lead volunteers for the event, Jignesh Desai, added: “Despite being a small centre, the enthusiasm of all the participants has been so encouraging. We’re just very grateful to everyone for all their efforts and support in making this an inspiring day.”