Stevenage runs raise money for charity
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A 10km run is taking place tomorrow (Sunday) to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Benington Lordship Gardens is hosting the multi-terrain One True Grit obstacle course challenge – which includes a 10ft climbing wall, ice skips and scramble nets.
Now in its second year, the event raised £2,000 for the cancer charity first time around and it is hoped the figure can be doubled for the 2014 run.
Co-organiser Paul Hildrow was inspired to organise the event after his father, John, was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago.
The 43-year-old said: “He went through radiotherapy a couple of months after he was diagnosed and thankfully he’s got the all clear now.
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“We decided to support Prostate Cancer UK because its affects so many people.”
For more information visit www.onetruegrit.com A charity run held for the first time at the weekend has raised more than £1,000 for the Royal British Legion.
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British Military Fitness (BMF) also organised a 5km and 10km run at Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage on Sunday, raising £1,425.
Raffle prizes were also donated by DuPont, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Cineworld, Knebworth House, Hatfield House and L’Oreal for the cause, which provides help and welfare to current and former members of the armed forces and their families.
Anthony Thompson, who organised the event for BMF, said: “It was a fantastic day and the turnout of participants to our first race was overwhelming. We look forward to BMF Stevenage putting on an even bigger event next year.”
Rob Marshall, one of BMF’s regional managers, added: “This was a job well done. It is a credit to Anthony and his team, a credit to British Military Fitness and a credit to the people of Stevenage. We hope to see BMF Stevenage continue to grow and become a predominant outdoor fitness provider, and the event to become an annual fixture on the BMF Stevenage calendar.”