Local Kia dealership, NK Motors, held a 5K charity run followed by a family fun day in order to raise money and support its local charity partner, Treetop Hospice Care.

The NK Motors charity run, dubbed the NK-5K, started and finished at the Harrington Arms in Sawley, which was also where the family fun day took place afterwards.

The turnout was great, with lots of people taking part in the race including young children, dog walkers and members of local running clubs. Local Sawley Councillor, Mr Kewal Athwal, attended to support the event and opened the race for everyone.

Treetops Hospice Care joined the dealership on the day and set up a stall with a hook-a-duck activity for the children to enjoy. There was also a BBQ and live singer, Lady Rose playing at the Harrington Arms after the race had finished.

Treetops Hospice Care provides support for people with life limiting  illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as their carers and families. The hospice needs to raise more than £3 million each year in order to keep providing support and care with around 70% coming from charitable donations and fundraising events such as the NK-5K race.

Fantastic opportunity to get local businesses and members of the local community together for a good cause

Louise Hutchinson, marketing manager at NK Motors Ltd said:

“The event was a huge success. We managed to help raise the profile of our Charity Partner, Treetops Hospice Care, whilst helping to raise them money and lots of people said that they were looking forward to us organising another run next year.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to get local businesses and members of the local community together for a good cause.”

We can’t thank them enough for the funds raised

Laura McWha, corporate partnerships at Treetop Hospice Care added:

“We want to thank all the staff at NK Motors for the support and to all those who attended. It was a great event in which so many people in the local community took part and we can’t thank them enough for the funds raised to help us support our patients, carers and families.”

Further information about NK Motors can be found on their website.

Treetops services include Support and Information, a Day Care Unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.