Safety charity Absafe calls for runners to join their BHGE 10k team

Safety education charity Absafe is seeking runners to join their team for the BHGE 10k Running Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Aiming to reduce the toll of accidental injury which sees three children and young people in the North-east admitted to hospital on a daily basis[1], Absafe is raising funds to provide innovative interactive safety education to local children.

This is the first year that Absafe has taken part in the BHGE 10k and they are keen to make it a big success.

Emma Bellu, chief executive said “Each year Absafe teaches over 2,000 children vital life skills to make them safer at home, on the road and in the community. Fundraising makes such a difference as it means we can reach more children, showing them how to make decisions that can save their life.

We’re delighted to be taking part in this year’s BHGE 10K Running Festival for the first time. As the North-east’s longest standing road race and one of the highlights of the running calendar, it’s a fantastic event to get involved in. We are asking runners to join us and help create a safer future.

Now’s the time to get involved: there’s plenty of time for training, with lighter nights and better weather coming our way, you can support a fantastic cause, get fitter and help us make sure children don’t have to learn safety by accident.”

With 30 spaces available, those interested in supporting Absafe are asked to raise a minimum of £75. To join Team Absafe contact

Don’t fancy running? Absafe are also looking for volunteers that can help with fundraising events like marshalling at the BHGE 10k run or volunteers that can help Absafe to teach children vital life skills. For more information click here.

[1] ISD Scotland: Report on Unintentional injuries - 5 year average

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