Saturday, 21 October 2017

Fun for all the family at run

ORGANISERS of the second annual Twyford Village Partnership Charity Family Fun Run are aiming to raise £4,000 for charity at

ORGANISERS of the second annual Twyford Village Partnership Charity Family Fun Run are aiming to raise £4,000 for charity at this year’s event.

TV presenter Matt Allwright will open the event, which gets underway at 9am on Sunday, October 6 at the Piggott School.

The run will be raising cash for Twyford Charities Together, with the money going to Daisy’s Dream, Building for the Future, Age Concern, Mohawk and The Piggott School.

Gordon Storey, of Twyford Village Partnership, said: “Interest is looking quite high this year and we want lots of people from Wargrave to participate. We had just over 300 people last year and we are aiming for 400 this year, let’s see if we can raise over £4,000.”

There will be six races for runners of all age groups from pre-school to adult, with prizes for the top three in each event. All runs will consist of a lap of the school field which is approximately one mile with the toddlers taking part in a 100 yard dash. Arts and crafts centre HaaHoos will also present a commemorative plate to the winners of all the children’s races. In the parents and businesses race, St. James’s Place Wealth Management will be awarding a prize for the best fancy dress worn by a business team. There will also be a barbecue and other refreshments, as well as a bouncy castle and face painting for the children.

Mr Storey said: “Last year we raised £3,500 and this year we want everybody to take part, from the toddlers’ dash right up to the parents’ and businesses’ race. Last year was the first year and there were a few little mistakes so this year we want it to be even better. The Piggott School will hold a few races for students in the week running up to the event, where we will give out medals and collect the sponsorship money.”

Entry costs £5, or £3 for pre-school children, and online application and sponsorship forms are available at www.twyfordvillage partnership.co.uk Sponsorship forms can also be handed into the event sponsors, Twyford Windows and Mullie Estate Agents.

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