Last Sunday (13 March 2016) saw the 5th anniversary of the Age UK Harewood Dash 10k race set in the beautiful grounds of Harewood House.
According to Age UK, loneliness affects 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 – over a million people and can have a profound effect on mental and physical wellbeing.
1,579 athletes from all over the city, West Yorkshire and beyond competed in the event with the historic venue providing a magnificent backdrop for the challenging 10k course.
South Leeds was well represented by a number of lime green South Leeds Lakers‘ jerseys.
Every penny fundraised by competitors will help Age UK reach more older people who are struggling this year, both in Leeds and nationwide.
Matthew Jones won the event with a time of 0:35:13.
Age UK Leeds is looking for city based volunteers to support a new befriending scheme. As a befriender, you will visit some of Age UK’s most isolated clients to help them get out of the house or sit together over a cup of tea for a chat.
Fundraisers can also sign up for the Age UK Abbey Dash 10k race which will take place on Sunday November 6 2016.
This post was written by Age UK using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.