Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Shafique Shah, will be swapping his chains for trainers again as he prepares for the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday 3 May.Â Heâ€™ll be joined by Lady Mayoress, Sadia Shah, and fellow councillor and Lord Mayor elect, Cllr Ray Hassall, (the next Lord Mayor).Â They will all be raising money for the Lord Mayorâ€™s charities.
Lord Mayor Cllr Shafique Shah said: â€œI like to keep fit and I really enjoyed taking part in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run last year.Â Â Iâ€™m hoping we can encourage more Brummies to get fit, take part in the 10k and help to raise money for my chosen charities.Â Please support the valuable work carried out by Birminghamâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Focus Birmingham, SIFA Fireside and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.â€
This yearâ€™s Lord Mayorâ€™s charities are: Birmingham Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Focus Birmingham, SIFA Fireside and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.Â Â Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Lord Mayorâ€™s Charity Appeal can make a cheque payable to â€˜Lord Mayorâ€™s Charity Appeal 2014/15â€™ and post to Lord Mayorâ€™s Office, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB or go online at: http://www.justgiving.com/lordmayorbirmingham
New to the 2015 Great Run series, the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k will give runners a choice of musical starting waves to choose from.Â With music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and the 00s, the event promises to bring a party to the streets of Birmingham.
Sign up for both the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k and the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run in October to receive a Â£10 discount.Â To enter, go to http://www.greatrun.org/great-birmingham-10k
For further media information about the Lord Mayor and Lord Mayorâ€™s charities contact Debbie Harrison on 303 4476
For further media information about the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k contact Jon Perks at Liquid on 07584 197048