Sawston Charity Fun Run Organisations Announced

PUBLISHED: 11:10 22 January 2008 | UPDATED: 18:00 31 May 2010

THE charities and organisations set to benefit from this year s Sawston Charity Fun Run and Walk, one of the biggest events of its kind in the area, have been announced. Nine groups have been named as beneficiaries of the 2008 run, which will be held on S

THE charities and organisations set to benefit from this year's Sawston Charity Fun Run and Walk, one of the biggest events of its kind in the area, have been announced.

Nine groups have been named as beneficiaries of the 2008 run, which will be held on Sunday April 27.

The four main projects named as recipients of this year's fund-raising are the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre Unit, Addenbrooke's Prostate Cancer Unit, MAGPAS and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Five local organisations are also on the fund-raising list: the 1st Sawston Scouts, Sawston Youth Drama, Sawston Youth Group, South Cambs Riding for the Disabled and Pippins Pre-School.

David Morris, president of the Sawston District Rotary Club that is organising the event, said: "We're pleased we can organise the event again as the turnout every year illustrates just how much everyone enjoys the opportunity to help local causes by coming together in this great annual family fun event.

"It allows us all in many different ways to help those in our local community who deserve our support. We aim to make it an even greater success this year as we will be launching shortly a giant raffle to add to the other attractions planned."

Organisers are hoping to build on the tremendous success of last year's event, when more than £15,000 was raised, and make the 2008 Sawston Charity Fun Run and Walk the most successful one yet. The amount raised will be added to the outstanding total of £283,000 that has been generated since the inaugural event in 1986.

The run is being generously sponsored by the Cambridge Building Society, with additional support coming from Haart Estate Agents, Spicers, Vindis Sawston, Webb & Partners and Sawston Parish Council.

Any other businesses or organisations that want to take advantage of this opportunity to offer sponsorship, advertise, and show themselves to be supportive of local charities should get in touch with Tony Collett, chairman of the organising committee, on 01223 893447 or by e-mailing him at tony.collett@virgin.net.

Entry forms for the April event will be made available later this month from www.sawstonfunrun.co.uk, Cambridge Building Society branches and the community office at Sawston Village College.

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