A DEMENTIA charity which uses music to help those suffering from the condition is calling on people to lace up their running shoes and help raise cash.
Helena Muller, Lost Chord chief executive, urged anyone hoping to get fit in 2017 to tie it in with raising money for the charity.
She said: “If you’re going to stick to the plan to get fit for 2017 then having an extra goal to aspire to might just be the thing to keep you on target.
“By the time spring comes there are so many running events to get involved with and any one of them would be the perfect platform for some Lost Chord fund-raising.”
Events to look out for include the Lincoln 10k on April 2, the Sheffield and Leeds Half Marathons on April 9 and May 14 and then a whole range of 10k challenges in Nottingham, Burnley, Hull, Leeds and York.
Helena said: “You’ll not only be reaching your own goal of greater health but you’ll also be doing something very special for vulnerable people who need your support.
“Every penny you raise in sponsorship will go directly towards our programme of professional music sessions for people living with dementia and anybody who has ever witnessed a Lost Chord event will be able to tell you just what a great and positive impact music can have.
“So get into your running shoes and sports gear and make 2017 the year that you really do make a difference.”
For more information visit www.lost-chord.org.uk.