Fam­i­lies help char­ity run to gather pace

Accrington Observer - - NEWS - JON MACPHER­SON

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

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