Friday, 28 January 2011

Sawston Fun Run 2011: the beneficiaries

go to Rotary Club of Sawston Districtclick to go to Cambridge Building Societyclick to go to the Sawston Fun Run homepage

Fourteen local charities have welcomed the news that they will be the beneficiaries of this year’s Sawston Fun Run on 15th May. In addition to the Rosie Maternity Hospital, the local Marie Curie Cancer Care and MS Society branches there are seven Sawston based organisations that will benefit as well as youth groups in Shelford/Stapleford and Whittlesford/Duxford.

The organisers, the Rotary Club of Sawston District, aim to raise at least £17,000 to help the local charities and organisations. So, everyone is asked to put the date in their diaries, be ready to enter the run or walk and to get as many sponsors as possible as soon as they enter.

The event has raised over £336,000 since it started in 1986 and has become the largest community event in the area with local organisations having stalls at the event and support given by local retailers and businesses. The Sawston Youth Group, Army Cadets and Air Cadets, the Scouts and the Boy’s Brigade as well as over thirty marshals all provide help on the day.

Vic Starkey, President of the Rotary Club, said ‘We’re hoping that more people than ever will enter so we beat last year’s record turnout of just over 1,200. If we are to help all the charities as we wish, then of course it’s dependent on the number of entrants we have and how much sponsorship they raise. We are just pleased we can play our part in the community by organising the event as it generates much needed funds for local causes and creates a fun occasion that is clearly enjoyed by all’.

More local sponsors too:

Cambridge Building Society is again the event sponsor, and Russells Estate Agents and Jazzercise, Sawston have joined the other sponsors Adams Harrison Solicitors; Excell Voice & Data Specialists; Morgan Ashurst; Spicers Ltd; Vindis Sawston and the Sawston Parish Council. Media partners include Cambridge News, Star Radio and the Stagecoach Buses who all will actively be promoting the event.

The major benefactors are:

click to go to Rosie Maternity Hospital websiteRosie Maternity Hospital - contribution to the 'New Rosie Appeal' fund
go to Marie Curie Cancer Care websiteMarie Curie Cancer Care - contribution to cancer care costs
go to MS Society's webpageMS Society, Cambridge branch - to help pay for exercise classes
South Cambs Riding for Disabled, Sawston - for the hire of ponies for those who are ill

Other groups to benefit are:

Sawston Community Centre; Friday Night Club, Sawston; Sawston Toy Library; Sawston Scouts; Sawston Guides; Sawston Cinema Club; Shelford & Stapleford Youth Group; Cambridge Joint Playschemes; Fledglings, of Wendens Ambo and Whittlesford & Duxford Scouts.

Entries will be accepted from February via and from branches of Cambridge Building Society and the reception at Sawston Village College.

Advertising and promotional opportunities exist for those who are keen to be involved; details can be obtained from Tony Collett, of the Organising Committee, by emailing
Tony Collett
The Rotary Club of Sawston District

click to go to Rotary Club of Sawston District

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