Thousands of thanks as funds presented
Cheques worth a total of almost Â£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.
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.
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.”