The 2021 Helen’s Trust Chatsworth 10k, sponsored by BRM Solicitors, was the first of many fundraising events that was continued since the merger. Held within the Chatsworth Estate on Sunday 12th September, the fundraising event welcomed over 900 runners across the 10k and 3k races.

It was a day full of positivity and team spirit, with runners Derbyshire and beyond coming to take on the challenging and picturesque 10k route. The event raised a staggering £33,500 which can pay for 50 bereaved children to individually access a 12 week course of specialist counselling so they can learn how to cope with their loss. Many runner’s sponsorship contributed to the total raised – with one individual, Tracey Howard, raising an incredible £3,820 on her own!

Becca Gregory our Fundraising and Communications Manager, said; ‘We are delighted that the Chatsworth 10k was able to make a return this year, following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to Covid-19, and it was an amazing atmosphere on the day. I would like to thank the local businesses whose contributions made a huge difference to the amount of money we were able to raise for the charity; whether it was through sponsorship or donation of services. The event was also supported by many incredible volunteers who marshalled the course, registered runners and aided traffic management, and without them the Chatsworth 10k wouldn’t happen.’

Fairfield Builders Supplies, Buxton & Studio10 Kitchens, Bakewell sponsored the kilometre markers, Holdsworth Foods & Morrisons Buxton donated over 1000 cereal bars for the runners and Buxton Water donated all of the water for the event.

The 10k, chip timed, course is particularly spectacular, set within the impressive Chatsworth Estate. The sun was shining and the Duchess of Devonshire was in attendance to hand out medals and cheer runners across the finish line.

The 2022 Chatsworth 10k will be held Sunday 18th September- registration will open in the new year.

To check out up and coming festive events for Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust visit our events page