Highgate Fun Run organisers bid for 500 to boost baby unit appeal

THE Great Highgate Fun Run is taking place next month to raise money for the Whittington Hospital. Proceeds will go towards the Building for Babies appeal, which will pay for a new neonatal intensive care unit to double the number of sick and premature ba

THE Great Highgate Fun Run is taking place next month to raise money for the Whittington Hospital.

Proceeds will go towards the Building for Babies appeal, which will pay for a new neonatal intensive care unit to double the number of sick and premature babies that can be helped at the Highgate Hill hospital.

At the inaugural Highgate Fun Run last year, 250 runners helped raise £15,000 and organisers are hoping to recruit double that number of runners for this year's event on Sunday October 5.

"This is fast becoming a permanent fixture to north London's summer calendar," said a spokeswoman for the Whittington.


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"It promises to be a great Sunday morning's run for all the family, passing Highgate's treasures and around Hampstead Heath."

The 5km route leads over the Heath, winding around Kenwood House before finishing back at the Heath entrance in Merton Lane.

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To register to take part in the run, call 020-7288 5641

or to make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/whittington.

Ham&High reporter Tan Parsons is taking part - follow his battle for fitness in the Ham&High every Thursday.

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