New venue for hos­pice run

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The East Malling Trust has stepped in to en­sure the Maid­stone Road Run, a ma­jor fundraiser for Heart of Kent Hos­pice, goes ahead.

Af­ter los­ing its planned venue, the trust has made its East Malling Es­tate avail­able to hold the reg­is­tra­tion, start and fin­ish of the run, which is ex­pected to at­tract up to 700 en­trants on Sun­day.

Run­ners will be able to take part in ei­ther a half marathon, a 10,000m or a four mile race, with the aim of rais­ing £30,000.

Sarah Pugh, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the hos­pice at Pre­ston Hall, Ayles­ford, said: “The East Malling Trust has been bril­liant and ral­lied to our aid by pro­vid­ing us with the all-im­por­tant venue free of charge and also help­ing with our route plan­ning and or­gan­i­sa­tion.”

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