Around 1000 school children will put their best feet forward by taking part in the Dol-y-Moch mile on Sunday 19 March as part of the Coventry Half Marathon. Taking place in Coventry City Centre, the charity walk aims to raise money to improve facilities at the Plas Dol-y-Moch residential outdoor activity centre and provide more opportunities for young people from the city to benefit from its courses.

Organisers from Coventry Sports Foundation and Coventry City Council have extended heartfelt thanks to local firm HBT Communications, which has offered to support the event by sponsoring t-shirts for all the young participants.

“I am so pleased that HBT Communications have got behind this fantastic event and sponsored the t-shirts,” said Wendy Jackson, Community Development Manager at Coventry Sports Foundation. “We would like to say a huge thank you for them for joining in and showing support for the hundreds of youngsters that are taking part.”

“Not only is the mile the perfect opportunity to raise funds for such a good cause, but it is also a chance to promote exercise and a healthy lifestyle to children. This is something that Coventry Sports Foundation is striving to do and that is why we are pleased to be organising the event for 2017,” she added.

Participating children will complete a one-mile walk around the city centre, starting and finishing in Millennium Place near the Coventry Transport Museum. The event coincides with the 50th anniversary year of Plas Dol-y-Moch, which provides outdoor education services to numerous schools, communities and young people in Coventry.

HBT Communications' Zamurad Hussain said: “We are really pleased to be able to sponsor the t-shirts for The Dol-y-Moch Mile. Working as we do with many schools across the city we have met so many people who are taking part in this fantastic event. This event really helps put Coventry on the map and brings people together, as a communications company we know what an important achievement that is.”

For further information about the Coventry Half Marathon or the Dol-y-Moch Mile, visit coventryhalf.com.