The National Literacy Trust’s Where’s Wally? themed fun run is back and bigger than ever!
The charity is calling on everyone to don bobble hats, glasses and stripy tops in the style of Where’s Wally? and walk, jog or run either 5K or 10K on Sunday 22 March 2015 to raise vital funds to improve literacy in deprived communities across the UK.
Suitable for runners and walkers of any ability aged eight and over, the event this year promises to be plenty of fun and participants will be provided with a free official Where’s Wally? costume, based on the well-loved protagonist of the series of children’s books created by British illustrator Martin Handford.
The Where’s Wally? fun run is also a family-friendly event where under eights can take part in games and activities. Last year, over a thousand Wallys ran through a sunny Victoria Park to raise over £60,000.
The National Literacy Trust’s event manager Anna Jones says: “Signing up for our unique Where’s Wally? fun run gives people the perfect chance to get fit in the New Year and at the same time raise funds for the National Literacy Trust to help disadvantaged children discover a whole world of books and reading. We are asking runners, book-lovers and families to join us in this fantastic event and help us raise funds to improve the literacy skills of the nation.”
Money raised will help the charity to provide books and storytelling events for children from low-income homes and one-to-one support for parents who aren’t confident with literacy.
The registration fee of £25 includes an official Where’s Wally? costume, with all proceeds going to the National Literacy Trust. Find out more and sign up here.