Sutton Coldfield Fun Run – Sunday 2nd June 2024

Today as the High Sheriff of the West Midlands I had the honour of sounding the horn to start the Sutton Coldfield Fun Run. The beautiful day was a resounding success in making a positive impact in the community. The event, which has been running for 40 years raising over £5 million for over 110 charities today saw enthusiastic participation from 4800 people of all ages and abilities raising over money for their chosen charities on the 8.5 mile route through Sutton Coldfield.
The sense of unity and camaraderie was palpable as runners, volunteers, and supporters came together to make the Sutton Coldfield fun run a truly memorable event. The dedication and enthusiasm shown by all involved, from sponsors to participants, exemplified the community’s commitment to supporting those in need. As the High Sheriff of the West Midlands, I am proud to have been part of such a meaningful initiative and look forward to the continued success of future events that promote health, well-being, and charitable giving in our community. Today’s run was a testament to the power of community spirit and the impact we can make when we come together for a common cause.
I am proud to announce that 114 of the staff from my restaurants were among the participants raising a phenomenal £13,000 for my High Sheriffs charity of the year Kids Village Charity
🌟 A thank you to my dedicated High Sheriff Cadets from West Midlands Police, West Bromwich Fire Cadets and St John Ambulance for their invaluable support during yesterday’s Sutton Coldfield Fun Run.
Ranging from 13 to 16, these young individuals got to experience handing out medals, standing on the start line in front of 4800 participants, volunteering to distribute water on the finish line and remarkable fundraising for Kids Village Charity.
Your dedication and willingness to serve the community is truly amazing and I am grateful for your contributions in making yesterday’s event a memorable experience for all.
Thank you for your outstanding service and for embodying the values of teamwork and community spirit. Your efforts have made a difference and are greatly appreciated. 🌟