It’s a wheely good ad­di­tion to the run

Sunderland Echo - - Retro -

Sun­der­land’s Red House fun run has spawned a new run­ner ... on wheels.

The highly suc­cess­ful Sun­day jog, which made head­lines in June when it crossed paths with an ath­letic club race on New­cas­tle Road, raised enough money to buy Hyl­ton Red House School a new mini-bus.

The run was or­gan­ised by the school, Sun­der­land Bas­ket­ball Club, and the Echo. In all, 1,283 run­ners took part – and more than 1,000 fin­ished the course.

The school’s spon­sored run­ners raised £1,700 from the ten-mile jog and the bus was bought with that and other do­na­tions.

PE teacher Graham Young re­ceived the keys. The school’s par­ent­teacher as­so­ci­a­tion, which helped with the buy, pre­sented a cheque for £1,300 to head boy and girl Ralph Bout­flower and Lor­raine Thomp­son.

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