Chil­dren join in fun of Prest­wood run

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

MORE than 200 peo­ple took part in a 10k run re­cently, rais­ing £5,000 for char­ity.

It was also the first year in which chil­dren could take part in the Prest­wood Run, which started from the Sprint­ers Leisure Cen­tre, in Honor End Lane, Prest­wood.

Money was raised for the Chilterns MS Cen­tre at the event on Sun­day, May 17.

The men’s race was won by Paul Buck­nall in 36 min­utes and 19 sec­onds and Kar­men Par­doe won the women’s race in just un­der 41 min­utes.

Ma­jor spon­sors were the Mid-Coun­ties Co-op­er­a­tive, Prest­wood, Tay­lor Wim­pey, Prest­wood Mo­tors, J & P Part­ner­ship and the lo­cal branch of the TSB.

Sharon Dea­con, race or­gan­iser and com­mu­nity fundraiser from the MS Cen­tre, said: “There was a lovely fam­ily at­mos­phere at the event, our in­au­gu­ral chil­dren’s fun run that ran along­side the adult’s race was a great suc­cess.

“We are so grate­ful for all the sup­port we re­ceived lo­cally and to all the run­ners.

“We are de­lighted with the money that was raised, which was far greater than our ex­pec­ta­tions.

“The funds will help so many peo­ple at the cen­tre that rely on us to make a real dif­fer­ence to their qual­ity of life.”

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