Build­ing for mile­stone event

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.

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