A number of key sponsors have pledged their support for the Birmingham Walkathon ahead of its return later this year.

The 26-mile Walkathon had become a popular annual institution in Birmingham since its inception in 1983, before taking an 18 year break between 1994 and 2012.

The Help Harry Help Others charity team is set to bring the event back on September 11 2022, with charities from across the region set to benefit from any funds raised.

The event is now being officially supported by headline sponsor Pertemps, with Tyseley based building materials supplier Solus Ceramics also pledging their support.

Tim Jones, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship at Pertemps Network Group, based in Meriden, said: “The Birmingham Walkathon is an institution in this region. 

“We are delighted that Help Harry Help Others is bringing it back – and very proud to be able to sponsor it and be part of the ongoing legacy.

“The event will bring thousands of people together after a very tough few years for everyone, while helping promote fitness and raising money for good causes across the region.”

When the Birmingham Walkathon returned following a hiatus in 2012, it was renamed in memory of Harry Moseley, from Sheldon, who raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2007.

Harry, who passed away aged 11 in October 2007, sold homemade bracelets and raised more than £500,000 for his Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) campaign.

The HHHO Charity has continued his incredible work since then, after his mom Georgie decided to dedicate herself to helping other families where she felt more support was needed. This includes the running of the HHHO Cancer Centre in Birmingham, where support and guidance is given to those battling cancer.

For further information, sponsorship details and to register, visit brumwalkathon.co.uk

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