On your marks, get set…GO! Could you take on a 5K this May for the neonatal families that Tiny Lives supports throughout the year?

Our annual 5k May event is back for 2024, raising vital funds to support families who have spent time on Ward 35. We’re asking supporters to strap on their running shoes and run, walk, or skip 5k over the month, it doesn’t matter how you get there, just that you have fun while you’re doing it! After you’ve completed your challenge, all you have to do is donate £5 to Tiny Lives and nominate five people to take on the challenge too (bonus points if you share your run on social media and tag us, make sure to use the hashtag #5KMay!).

Rachel Hardwick, Fundraising & Engagement Manager here at Tiny Lives, said: “We would love individuals and businesses across the North East to get involved and spread the message about the work that we’re doing to support babies and families, it’s the perfect team building challenge now the weather is getting nicer. Why not head out on your lunch break, meet up for a post-work jog, or get remote colleagues together for some net-walking, all in the name of a good cause.”

How to get involved in 5K May 2024?

It’s easy to get involved, you have between the 1st – 31st of May to:

– Run, walk, or skip your 5K

– Donate £5 to Tiny Lives

-Nominate 5 friends or co-workers to take on the 5K challenge (privately or via social media)

– Post your #5KMay selfie on social media and spread the word of your amazing fundraising!

Do I have to run all 5km at once?

Absolutely not. Split up your 5km in whichever way is best for you, but if you want to do it all in one go, that’s totally fine too!

How do I donate?

You can donate your £5 by clicking here

If you would like to collect donations from friends and family for your challenge, the easiest way is to set up a Just Giving page and share your challenge story on social media. Make sure to tag us in any posts about your challenge so we can cheer you along!

By supporting Tiny Lives during 5k May, you will help us to continue to ensure that neonatal families receive the best care and attention during their time in Ward 35.

Any support means the world to us. Did you know…

–         £5 could fund a Keepsake or Memory Box

–         £10 could fund a Parent Pack

–         £15 could fund a set of Miniboo Bonding Aids

–         £30 could fund a Claire’s Nest

Good luck! We’ll be cheering you on across the month.