Last weekend, on Sunday 4 November, the Clevedon-based youth charity, The Jack Hazeldine Foundation (The JHF) held a Family Fun Run Day to promote healthy activity and raise awareness of a very worthy local charity committed to helping our children face a bright future.
Lots of families braved the unpredictable weather to take part in two runs along Clevedon’s seafront. There was a 500m course for children and a 5k run for the adults to complete. After participants registered on Clevedon’s bandstand from 10am, the children’s run started half an hour later, with the youngest runner being just one year old!
After that, the adults undertook a 5k run at 11.00am, on a course that took them past the bandstand, the Marine Lake and pier.
After the running, the participants and supporters enjoyed refreshments on the bandstand, including lots of incredible home made cakes.
The JHF’s managing director Pearl Cross said:
“The JHF is proud of its achievements in helping young people in North Somerset. Our mentors spend thousands of hours each year engaging with young people to provide positive role models for them. Many of the young adults and children have struggled to cope with ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ so with our support they can build their self-esteem, confidence and resilience to help them deal with the issues that impact their everyday lives. This process also empowers them to tackle and overcome behavioural disorders and educational obstacles and allows them to thrive by following a positive and beneficial path through their later lives.”
“It is important that we raise awareness of how The JHF can help young people in North Somerset and, engaging with the community, by holding events such as our Family Fun Run Day, is a great way to achieve this. It was brilliant to see so many families turn up to join in or support the runners!”
Find out more about the Jack Hazeldine Foundation here: