Hitchin Rotarians donate £3,000 raised by Hard Half to Dyspraxia Foundation

PUBLISHED: 08:26 22 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:01 22 October 2017

Stella Farr, Andrew Phillips, Alan Doggett, Eleanor Howes and Jane Trowbridge at Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club's Dyspraxia Foundation cheque handover. Picture: Dyspraxia Foundation

Stella Farr, Andrew Phillips, Alan Doggett, Eleanor Howes and Jane Trowbridge at Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club's Dyspraxia Foundation cheque handover. Picture: Dyspraxia Foundation

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Rotarians have donated £3,000 raised by a half marathon to the Dyspraxia Foundation, a national charity based in Hitchin.

The handover of funds raised by the Hitchin Hard Half Marathon in June helped to mark Dyspraxia Awareness Week – which ran from October 8 to 14.

Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club’s donation also coincided with BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire programme highlighting the condition – which affects up to five per cent of the population.

Eleanor Howes, chief executive of the charity, told the Comet: “We were delighted to receive this cheque, and appreciate the support of the club for this national charity based in the town centre.

“How appropriate that it was presented on Fundraising Friday as part of Dyspraxia Awareness Week. The donation will make a real difference to our work to raise awareness and improve understanding of dyspraxia.”

To find out more see dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk.

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