Hollyoaks star wants you to take up the challenge for the NSPCC

Actor Kai Owen wants Worksop folk to back the NSPCC's 60 Minute Challenge

Actor Kai Owen wants Worksop folk to back the NSPCC's 60 Minute Challenge

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The NSPCC is calling for people in Worksop to register and join hundreds of runners, swimmers and cyclists of all ages and abilities to race against the clock for 60 minutes by October 2.

Whether participants run, swim or cycle as part of a team or individually, outside or in the gym, it’s time to see how many miles can be clocked in the race against child abuse by taking part in the 60 Minute Challenge.

Every mile passed goes toward helping us keep one million children safe.

Actor Kai Owen, who played Pete Buchanan in TV soap Hollyoaks, said: “Recent storylines on the show highlighted the need for young people to have a confidential and safe place to share their concerns and worries and to be believed and heard.

“This is a great opportunity to own an hour whilst actively raising money to help the NSPCC change a child’s life.

“During the 60 minutes, I will be attempting to achieve my own personal goal of 10 kilometres in 60 minutes.”

Claire Campbell, the NSPCC’s community fund-raising manager in Worksop, added: “This event is a fun way for athletes in Worksop to achieve new personal bests or for novices to spend 60 minutes seeing how far they can go.

“The appeal is anyone can take part, so whether you are family, a team or an individual, the 60 Minute Challenge is your chance to make 60 minutes count.”

Registration for the NSPCC’s 60 Minute Challenge is free for all and adults can sign up and accompany on behalf of under 18s.

To find out how to register, go to www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/events/60-minute-challenge