Join the race against crime
(27 June 2005)
Do you need a place in this year’s Great North Run? Durham University students, why not take up the challenge and join the Crimestoppers team and help us to help you reduce crime?
This annual event in Newcastle is the biggest half marathon in the world and this year marks the 25th anniversary. Why not celebrate this milestone by taking part as a member of the Crimestoppers team.
Funds raised as part of this event will be used to promote Crimestoppers throughout the UK, encouraging people to call the 0800 555 111 number and give information about crime anonymously and safely. Currently 18 people a day are arrested and charged as a result of a call to Crimestoppers.
Jenny Burr from London said: "I am running for Crimestoppers because crime affects us all. I feel passionately about reducing crime and making the streets safer for everyone. Crimestoppers is the only charity working in partnership with the police that helps to reduce crime."
If you are looking for a place in this year’s Great North Run then we have a number of guaranteed places available. All you need to do is pledge to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship - places are limited so hurry now.
If you already have a place - congratulations! Why not take part for Crimestoppers and be part of a team working towards a safer community. If you decide to take up the challenge we will send you a runner’s pack including sponsorship forms, training guides and either a t-shirt or running vest.
For further information call Crimestoppers on 020 8254 3200 or email email@example.com
For press enquiries contact Michele Harris, PR & Marketing Manager – Crimestoppers on 020 8254 3230 or Michele.firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
Crimestoppers is the only charity dedicated to solving crimes and taking criminals off the streets. Around 20 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers. One person every 6 days is charged with murder, as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.
Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over 700,000 calls with useful information, resulting in over 64,000 arrests and charges. Over £86 million worth of property has been recovered and over £114 million worth of drugs.