Around 45 people joined the BAPS Annual 10k Challenge in Bolton on Sunday 7 May 2017.

The nationwide 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 Bolton will go towards the Alzheimer’s Society, the country’s largest charity fighting dementia, and BAPS’s multifarious educational, community and spiritual activities serving children, youths, families and the elderly.

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.

The event was held at Bolton Indians Cricket Club.

After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners moved around the picturesque park to complete the 10 kilometres.

One of the lead volunteers for the event, Vinod Vaghela, shared, “We were blessed with a lovely sunny day and families come out to really enjoy themselves doing our bit for the local community and those who need our help. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed.” 

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