26 March 2012
Thousands run to raise funds and awareness for Missing People
Recently, Missing People held their 'Miles for Missing People' event in London. Over 1,000 supporters congregated at Regent's Park to take part in a 10K and 2 mile run to raise awareness of Missing People's work.
Even though the weather was a little grey, it didn't dampen the supporters' spirits. Miles for Missing People takes place annually. It gives everyone an opportunity to come together, take part in a fun family day and raise funds and awareness for Missing People. As well as the more serious running events, there was a children's fun-run for all attending kids to take part in.
What's more, this year's event was funded entirely by you, the players of People's Postcode Lottery. Your support is priceless, allowing events like Miles for Missing People to come to life and bring together the families of those missing.
The event usually takes place just before Mother's Day, which can sometimes be a difficult day in the diary for the families of missing people. This year's event also marked the third anniversary of Claudia Lawrence's disappearance. Her father, Peter Lawrence, joined the team at Regent's Park to support the work to search for his daughter.
Missing People ambassadors, Gerry McCann and Kirsten O'Brien, were also in attendance at the event, getting into their running shoes and taking part in the 10K run.
To date, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised over £1.5 Million for Missing People.