Families help charity run to gather pace
SUPER Mario, The Incredibles and ladybirds were some of the fantastic outfits worn by participants at a family fun run.
More than 70 people, of all ages, took part in the inaugural event on September 3 organised by Baxenden Cricket Club and the Baxenden Running Bugs group.
The adults laced up their running shoes for a 5k run around Baxenden while the children ran a mile around the cricket club grounds.
Cathi Sherratt, cricket club secretary, said they raised £800 for a new defibrillator at the club and now aim to make the fun run and gala day an annual event.
She said: “There were 72 people including kids who took part. We had a really good turnout and better than I expected.
“It rained from about 1pm onwards unfortunately, and had it been dry we could have made a lot more money.
“We raised £800, which puts us well on our way to getting a defibrillator which costs about £1,000.
“We all had a really good day and have decided to make it an annual event to raise money for different things.”
The gala day included face painting, a bungee run and various stalls.
A youngster dressed as Batman and, left, junior runners enjoy the run won by Archie Bolton, nine, inset. Pictures by Andy Lambert
Rosie Johnson, Stuart Woodworth and Zoe Alder and, below, Jessica Gillibrand, five, and six-year-old Harry Connor as Super Mario