8th Dec, 2016

Runners did a plum job for Sport Relief

Aaron Wise 24th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A POPULAR Pershore race saw more than 170 runners cross the finish line for charity.

Wychavon District Council’s third annual Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Pershore Plum Mile attracted athletes and fun runners of all ages and abilities on Sunday (March 20), at the town’s Abbey Park.

Chairman of Wychavon District Council, Coun Val Wood and Prunella the Plum were on hand to lend their support to the participants, who took part in a one, three or six mile route around the picturesque park.

The two previous Pershore Sport Relief runs have raised more than £10,000 for the charity.

Observer reporters Aaron Wise and Joshua Godfrey completed the six mile course in 54 minutes and raised £50 for charity. Joshua said: “It was a great event to take part in and what made it even better was knowing that we had raised money for a great cause.”

Mark Williams, event organiser and sports development officer at the council thanked everyone who took part and the volunteers who made the day a success. “We feel very proud knowing the money raised will help people living unimaginably tough lives right here in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries,” he added.

Visit www.facebook.com/wychavon to see more pictures from the event.