Run­ners raise £1k for char­ity

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Char­i­ta­ble run­ners put on their train­ers to race for a men­tal health char­ity.

More than 60 peo­ple of all ages turned out at Mote Park, Maid­stone for a 5-10k char­ity fun run.

Some par­tic­i­pants even brought along their four­legged friends to com­pete along­side them.

El­liott Mercer, eight, was the win­ner of the 5k race, closely fol­lowed by his dad, Sam.

Those who took part helped to raise more than £1,000.

The event was or­gan­ised by Maid­stone and West Kent Mind, a char­ity which pro­vides help and sup­port for those with men­tal health prob­lems.

Tom Fishen­den, from Mind, said: “The event was de­signed to raise aware­ness of the men­tal health ser­vices in the area and to raise money. Al­though peo­ple could run with­out hav­ing to raise money be­cause it was also de­signed to bring the com­mu­nity to­gether to show sup­port is there for them

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Maid­stone and Mid-Kent Mind fun run at Mote Park

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5k race win­ner El­liott Mercer, eight

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