Building for milestone event
Horsham Mother’s Day Classic organisers are looking forward to next year’s milestone 10th anniversary event following a successful classic on Sunday.
Committee member Jackie Exell said this year’s classic, at Sawyer Park, was well attended by an enthusiastic crowd.
Participants had the option of a four-kilometre walk or an eight-kilometre run.
“We don’t have final numbers yet but our guesstimate is that there were about 450 registered. We still have to add the on-the-day registrations to the total,” Ms Exell said.
“We won’t have the total fundraising figure for a while but I think it was a really successful day.”
Ms Exell said a highlight of the morning was a ‘one in eight’ presentation, following on from the committee’s Horsham-specific social media campaign.
“On our Facebook page we ran a series of posts using local people to show how breast cancer affects one in eight women by the age of 85,” she said.
“On the day we presented posters to all the ladies featured in our one-in-eight campaign. After that we had the bagpipes play and took a moment to think about those who are undergoing treatment and those whose lives have been lost.
“That local spin on a national campaign was very successful and it was a special moment on the day. We got a lot of positive feedback about it.”
She said another highlight included Horsham Primary School’s signing choir accompanying Planet Feelgood’s Lisa Cosson for the warm up.
“They signed to one of the warm-up songs, which was a nice touch,” she said.
Ward Concreting won the MIXX FM Workplace Shield for the business with the highest number of entrants. The business will receive an advertising package courtesy of MIXX FM, 3WM and The Weekly Advertiser.