Marathon fundrais­ers hand over cash to hospice bed ap­peal

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

THE team be­hind this year’s Mac­cles­field Half Marathon have pre­sented a cheque for £6,000 to East Cheshire Hospice.

More than 650 run­ners pounded the streets for this year’s race which took place in Septem­ber for the 14th time from Mac­cles­field Leisure Cen­tre, along with a 5k course and fun run. It was or­gan­ised by a team of 130 mar­shals from Mac­cles­field Har­ri­ers.

Run­ners were tak­ing part this year in aid of East Cheshire Hospice, which cares for pa­tients from Mac­cles­field and towns in the area and needs thou­sands of pounds each day to op­er­ate. Money raised will help to­wards an ap­peal at the hospice to buy 17 re­place­ment beds.

Now rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the half marathon have pre­sented the hospice with a cheque for £6,000.

Neil Gunn, from Mac­cles­field Har­ri­ers, said: “All the hard work by ev­ery­body in­volved with the 2015 Mac­cles­field Half Marathon and 5k paid off as we pre­sented a cheque for £6,000 to East Cheshire Hospice.

“A very big thank you to all the vol­un­teers, spon­sors, run­ners and supporters.

“This year’s race was a fan­tas­tic day and now to start plan­ning for the 2016 race.”

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