Thousands of thanks as funds presented

Cheques worth a total of almost £8,000 were presented to four good causes, thanks to the efforts of hundreds of runners in a popular fund-raising event's milestone year.

Sunday, 6th November 2016, 7:02 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:25 pm
The four charities with their cheques from this year's Druridge Bay 10k.

HospiceCare North Northumberland, The Stephen Carey Fund, Amble RNLI’s Shannon Lifeboat Appeal and The Grafters Club each received a donation of £1,900.

The money was raised at this year’s Druridge Bay 10k in May, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary and saw 500 people take part.

Since starting in 2007, the run – which attracts competitors of all abilities, with some in fancy-dress – has helped bring in more than £111,000 for 11 selected local good causes.

It was a fitting way for Stan Hurst to step down as chairman, having helped to organise the event since its inception.

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Stan said: “This year saw our 10th anniversary of the Druridge Bay 10k and we are extremely proud as a volunteer committee to have raised so much for the selected local charities over the years.

“This year’s race raised £7,800 for four charities and event was tremendously well supported with 500 runners taking part.”