23rd Oct, 2016

Fun event runs again

Evesham Editorial 9th Jan, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE CHAIRMAN of Pershore Carnival has thanked everyone who contributed to a charity fun run which took place for the first time in more than 30 years.

Colin Shepherd spoke of his delight after dozens of runners took part in the fund-raising challenge last month which saw participants run one-and-a-half miles to raise money for charity.

The fund-raising event aimed to bring some festive cheer to the town with another event, aside from the popular carnival.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the carnival’s two chosen charities for the coming year, Pershore Swimming Club and 1st Pershore Scout Group’s hut appeal.

According to Mr Shepherd, the event was last run in May 1983 and the idea to bring it back had been on his wish list for some time.

Mr Shepherd told the Observer: “The run is back and hopefully will be even bigger and better next year.

“We had a total of 99 runners and riders and a further 50 supporters milling around the band stand.

“Our thanks also goes to Mick and Griff for singing carols and entertaining everyone during and after the run, a really big thank you also goes to our sponsors the Brandy Cask pub and the Newlands fish bar for their undoubted support.

“It also shows what a wonderful town we live in, with giving people such short notice we can put on another superb event.

“A big well done also goes to the marshals and last of all our small but hard working committee.

“We now look forward to our further fund-raising events for the 2015.”

This year’s Pershore Carnival will be held on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25.