Chew Valley School Year 10 pupil Grace Churton (pictured),from Hinton Blewett, has won this year’s competition to design a technical T shirt for the upcoming Chew Valley 10kon Sunday 9 June at 9.30am. This year’s T shirt is a striking black and green design and was created by Year 10 student Grace as part of her design and technology GCSE course.
The Chew Valley 10k is now open for entry and organisers are hoping for another successful year for the race, which is now in its 7th year. A potential 1000 runners will receive the free technical T shirt when they run this year, making it the largest race to date.
This year the 10k will support Bloodbikes NICU Support, plus local schools Bishop Sutton Primary School Society and Chew Valley School Society. In addition, the event will raise money for A Life for a Cure charity to help the Bristol charity increase awareness of the Meningitis B vaccine and promote it to local schools and families after Ryan Bresnahan aged 16, lost his life suddenly to the disease.
Left untreated a Meningitis B bacterial infection can be fatal. While freely offered to babies and young children on the NHS, the vaccine is not presently available free of charge to teenagers or young adults – the second most ‘at risk’ group forthe life-threatening infection. Chew Pharmacy and other pharmacies do provide the vaccine and can offer more advice to anyone interested.
Debbie Fortune Estate Agents will again be the main sponsor for this year’s event and George Worle, Assistant Branch Manager and former Chew Valley School pupil said, “We are delighted with the T shirt design which incorporates the Chew Valley 10k, our brand and the lake brilliantly. We are really excited about this year’s race which promises to be bigger and better than ever. Our Chew Magna branch has now celebrated its five-year anniversary of selling and letting local property;we are constantly amazed as to how supportive the local community is to us – as a result we are always looking for ways to give back!”
Enter now to avoid missing out on your place as every year since it began the race has sold out. Visit www.chewvalley10k.co.uk or see Facebook and Twitter @chewvalley10k for further details.