Stars urge you to run in Leeds race for Age UK

Jane McDonald. Pic: Nicky Johnston.
Jane McDonald. Pic: Nicky Johnston.
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wakefield-BORN TELEVISION presenter and singing star Jane McDonald is calling on local people to get in the running for Age UK’s Harewood House 10k.

The YEP-backed race on Sunday, March 8, will see runners follow a course around the stunning grounds of Harewood House in north Leeds.

Singer Liz McClarnon is also supporting the event and is encouraging on runners of all abilities to take part in the fundraiser to help support vulnerable older people across the country.

The stars, who are ambassadors for Age UK, are encouraging as many people as possible to sign up to the event.

This year participants will raise funds for Age UK’s work to tackle issues such as loneliness.

Some of the money raised will also help the charity provide information and advice services that support more than 1,500 older people a year in Leeds through home visits, individual appointments and telephone support.

Jane said: “I’ve supported Age UK for many years and know what a difference their work makes to the lives of so many older people, including those who are struggling to cope on a daily basis.

“Everyone who takes part in Age UK’s 10k race will be helping to make a difference in Leeds and across the country, so now’s the time to don your trainers and get involved!”

Liz, who is currently preparing for an international tour with her band Atomic Kitten, said: “Age UK does fantastic work to support vulnerable older people locally and all over the country, including helping many who sadly face later life alone.

“Anyone can take part in the charity’s 10k events, which are a fantastic way to get fit, have fun and raise money to support older people.”

To sign up for the event, which also includes a 2k route, visit

Alternatively, call 0800 169 8787 or e-mail