Families and friends of missing and formerly missing people are set to lead the charity's annual flagship event "Miles for Missing Children" on Sunday 25th September on London's Clapham Common.
They willl be joined by members of the public, supporters of the charity and its staff and volunteers. With 1, 3 and 10 mile routes, Miles for Missing Children has a run to suit all running ages and abilities and runners taking part will have the option of running wearing a poster appeal for a missing child on their backs to serve as a poignant reminder of those who are missing.
The event will be kicked off in style by the Missing People Choir, which is made up of families of missing people and their supporters and led by Jim Hawkins. They will be performing a version of Sweet Child O Mine before setting the runners off on their route.
Now in its sixth year, the proceeds of this year’s Miles for Missing Children will go towards the charity’s ambitious new campaign ‘Find Every Child’, which aims to find all of the 140,000 children who go missing each year in the UK by 2022 and be a lifeline for affected families.
Missing People Chief Executive Jo Youle said: "We’re thrilled to see our flagship annual fundraiser ‘Miles’ go from strength to strength. This year proceeds will go to our new campaign Find Every Child, our largest public appeal for funds yet."
For more information and to register for Miles for Missing Children visit www.missingpeople.org.uk/miles