Serenity Digital is an active supporter of the annual Clanfield Challenge, a series of races aimed at adults and kids of all ages to raise money for local community projects and causes.
Last year £3,000 was raised by the Challenge and donations have been handed out to local causes who have applied for a grant. Those who have benefitted in 2019 are Clanfield Youth FC, St James Church, Bluebell Wood, South Lane Meadow and a number of schools and preschools in the area.
Clanfield Youth FC used their donation to buy a new football kit for their under 9s squad, St James Church used their funding to replace the flooring in their church hall and the local schools requested contributions towards a new minibus, music lessons, library books and equipment and a disabled access picnic bench.
South Lane Meadow, which is where the Challenge is held, asked for contributions towards signage and a wooden bench. The Challenge route includes a section through Bluebell Wood, so their Volunteer Group accepted a donation paid towards their public liability insurance, which benefits all users of the woods.
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Serenity support the Challenge by providing a range of services free of charge. This includes the set-up, design and continual running of the website and ticketing system, social media postings, email marketing and design of all merchandise including medals, water bottles, signage tickets, t-shirts and more.
One of Serenity’s Directors, Pete Garrett, is from the Clanfield area and it was he and some friends from Clanfield Joggers – a local running club - who came up with the idea for the challenge. Now in its fifth year, the Challenge has grown year on year and is well-known in the area for being a great route through the beautiful South Downs.
The Challenge offers something for everyone, from young children, up to experienced long-distance runners. There is a 1km race for the under 6s, 2km for 5-12 year-olds, 5km for adults and children over 11 years, 12km for adults and teenagers over the age of 15 and 20km for adults and teenagers over 17.
The routes can be walked, jogged or run so everyone can take part. The day itself is centred on the races but there is also live music, a bouncy castle and a range of catering outlets to enjoy too.
If you are part of a community group in the Clanfield area that could do with a helping hand, please follow us on Facebook and get ready to apply for a grant post-Challenge!
Thinking of taking part in the 2020 Challenge? Find out all you need to know and sign up today!