The National Literacy Trust are holding a Where’s Wally? fun run which takes place on 16 March 2013 in Victoria Park. The run was a fantastic success last year – with over 1,200 Londoners signing up. The event was a big hit with families and the trust hope to attract even more this year as they are now offering races especially for the u8s.
The National Literacy Trust is a charity working across the country, including many parts of London, with children and families from disadvantaged areas to improve their literacy, life skills and opportunities. In the past three years they have given nearly 10,000 free books to children in east London alone (where the run is based). Every child was given the opportunity to choose whichever book they wanted, and they helped them to discover a love of reading. This will help them do better at school and give them better opportunities in the future. This run is the charity’s major fundraising event and will enable them to continue much of their vital work.
The details of the run are: Where’s Wally? 5 or 10km runOne of the first runs of the year, the National Literacy Trust’s annual Where’s Wally? run takes place in Victoria Park, London on Sunday 16 March 2014. Last year saw 1,200 people walking, jogging and running 5 or 10 km. This year they want it to be even bigger!
All are welcome, including children aged eight and over (who must be accompanied by an adult). Registration is £20 which includes a FREE Where’s Wally? costume. For more information visit www.literacytrust.org.uk/whereswallyPlus races for u8s – £10 entry which includes a FREE Where’s Wally? costume.