SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2018
Bentfield Green, Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8hz
Car parks can be found at Crafton Green (approx. 50 spaces) and Pond Lane (approx. 30 spaces). Later arrivals can park in the field at the top of Bentfield Causeway.
Raffle, sports massage, coffees, ice creams, face paints and more on the Green from 10am. Drinks at The Rose and Crown pub, plus hog roast and BBQ, live music and bouncy castle from 12pm.
Secure, free bag drop is available in the Rose and Crown car park from 9am.
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Portaloos are available on the Green and there are also toilets for use by runners in the Rose and Crown.
All runners can limber up before the race with our fantastic warm up at 10.30am.
Tickets can be purchased on the Green on the day and in advance from the Rose and Crown pub and by request from the facebook page ‐ facebook.com/stanstedfunrun
The Huw Johnson Club is a social group for adults with learning disabilities. They meet every Thursday evening (term time) in St John’s Hall, Stansted from 7 - 8.45 pm. A wide range of activities are held - from bowling and craft nights, to discos, pub trips and special-guest-evenings, offering activities which are appropriate for those with a range of abilities.
Grove Cottage in Bishop’s Stortford, provides social and educational activities for people with learning disability, to develop their potential, create lifelong friendships and provide respite for their families. A range of clubs and activities provide support and help for members aged 3 months to 80+ years. It costs nearly £400,000 a year to run this vital facility.
The dementia support facility at Western House, Stansted offers information and practical guidance to anyone affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. The clinic works with people who are worried about their memory and helps them cope with day-to-day challenges whilst preparing for the future.
In 2017 the Huw Johnson Club was selected as one of the supported charities. As a small, local charity, backing from the fun run event has had a significant impact on their activities.
A donation of around £2,500 has allowed all members to take a trip to see Sister Act at the Rhodes Theatre Bishop’s Stortford and to enjoy a fun day out at Freeport Bowling Alley. Wheelchair accessible transport was also provided so that everyone was able to attend.
The club has also organised several meals out, and is planning another theatre visit in the near future. The donation also helps in supporting on-going day-to-day expenses.
Huw Johnson Club has been chosen again to be one of the three charities to benefit from the 2018 event.
We aim to improve the lives of local people with learning disabilities, by reducing social isolation, increasing happiness and self-confidence and to offer respite and support to families. Driven by the needs of local people with learning disability we are passionate about improving lives.
Through the provision of a variety of clubs and services, and a safe, stimulating fun environment, we help around 150 individuals and their families each year, encourage lifelong friendships, improve happiness, self-confidence and wellbeing and support local people with learning disabilities to live their lives to the full.
The future looks very exciting for Grove Cottage. We have listened to our members, their families, staff, volunteers and supporters and we have plans to grow and deliver more of our current services, plus new ones.
Grove Cottage has been chosen again to be one of the three charities to benefit from the 2018 event.
Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK, having overtaken cancer and heart disease, but it remains the only one that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed down. 1 in 3 children born today will develop dementia and it is estimated that by 2022, more than 1million people will be living with the disease.
A national charity, Alzheimer’s Society is also active within local communities, to provide direct love, care and support to those living with dementia. Nationally the Dementia Helpline and Talking Forum online services provide information and guidance. Locally there are 58 staff members based in 7 offices across Essex.
89p per £1 donated is spent to directly help those living with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society has been chosen as one of the charities for 2018.
The Stansted 10k Fun Run and Walk covers 10 km (approx. 6 miles) over country and road. The event is highly organised with a measured route and kilometre markers.
There are at least 3 water stations and the Red Cross will be on hand. There will be marshals positioned along the route with mobile phones, as well as a ‘last man’ marshal bringing up the rear.
All 10k runners are chipped so will receive an accurate time report when they cross the line. Results are available on the day and will be published on the website afterwards.
The first Stansted Fun Run and walk was held in 1986 as a part of the International Sport Aid event – The Race Against Time, organised by Bob Geldorf and others. Stansted contributed its own part with what became the first Stansted 10k Fun Run and Walk at the suggestion of Jim Collins, still very much involved today. The event became an annual fixture in the Stansted Mountfitchet diary, later becoming bi-annual. In response to popular demand, the event has returned to its yearly occurrence and has grown into a true community event.