TO CELEBRATE Grandparents’ Day on October 1, Age UK is offering 15 per cent off registration for the Leeds Abbey Dash 2017 which supports older people.
The flash offer - running from 9am on September 29 until midnight October 2 - comes as new research shows nearly half of grandparents over the age of 50 in the Yorkshire region have provided regular childcare for their grandchildren.
The study, published by Age UK ahead of national Grandparents’ Day, shines a light on the unique relationship between the older and younger generations, demonstrating the wide-ranging benefits of keeping them connected.
Highlighting the prevalence of ‘grannannying’ in today’s society, the new findings show that many of the nation’s 14 million grandparents are now playing a pivotal role in their grandchildren’s day-to-day lives.
Grandmother and Age UK supporter Gloria Hunniford said: “Being a grandparent is such a vital part of my life and I love having a close bond with my grandchildren. They bring me endless joy but on occasions we have helped each other through some very difficult times. Having watched them grow means so much to me and has given me a purpose when I needed it most. Grandparents’ Day is all about celebrating those whom we care about in our lives and taking time to recognise how important they are.”
The Abbey Dash, which is backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post, will see 12,000 runners take to the streets of Leeds on November 6.
To get the reduced rate just enter GRANDPARENT in the discount field on the first page when registering for the Dash.