Rugby's Bradby Club to hold virtual marathon to raise much-needed funds to support young people

The club has been supporting our borough's young people for more than 100 years

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 1:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 1:32 pm
The event's poster.

Rugby s Bradby Club is to hold a virtual marathon in the week starting June 7 to raise funds which will allow them to continue supporting the borough's young people.

The club, sited on East Union Street, has been supporting Rugbeians between the ages of 8-25 for more than 100 years.

A spokesperson said: "Providing full time youth workers and experienced volunteers, the Bradby Club aims to enable young people to make the very best of themselves through a variety of open access evenings and programmes which involve activities such as sport, cooking and specialist informal education on substance misuse and safe relationships.

"The support provided by the Bradby Club for the young people of Rugby is invaluable, and this has been recognised by winning the Pride of Rugby, 2018 and the Queen's Award 2004.

"However the Bradby Club is independent and receives no public funding whatsoever, every pound has to be raised each year."

To get involved with the virtual marathon, you simply need to either run or walk a marathon distance of 26.2 miles, or a half marathon distance of 13.1 miles over the course of seven days or less.

The club said you could do this over several walks and runs, complete the distance as a team, or do it as a single run.

Those taking part are asked to make a donation by visiting bit.ly/3uLlZ0cIf you would like to receive a virtual certificate once you have completed it then please email [email protected]

To find out more about the Bradby Club, visit website www.bradby.org.ukYou can also search for the club on Facebook and Instagram.