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Dorridge Fun Run boost from ‘Tiny’ Taylor

BIRMINGHAM City defender Martin ‘Tiny’ Taylor dropped in to boost the fund raising efforts of this year’s Dorridge Fun Run last week.

BIRMINGHAM City defender Martin ‘Tiny’ Taylor dropped in to boost the fund raising efforts of this year’s Dorridge Fun Run last week.

He presented organisers with an official Birmingham City shirt signed by the entire promotion-winning squad.

The emphasis of the event is very much on fun and those taking part can walk, cycle, run or even rollerskate a choice of three or eight mile routes through picturesque Warwickshire countryside.

The event concludes with a summer fair at St Philip’s Church in Dorridge.

Borough funnyman Malcolm Stent will again start the runners off from St Philip’s at 10.15am on Sunday, June 7.

All money raised will be divided between Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust and the Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance Service.

Entries are already well up on last year and organisers are expecting in the region of 1,300 participants.

They are also confident of beating last year’s total of £20,000 raised for charity.

Peter Heywood, from St Philip’s Church, said: “Although people can enter on the day we are urging those who still haven’t applied to do so online, and quickly, as the start could get very crowded. We don’t want people missing out.”

All information including on line entry, sponsorship forms and details of road closures is available at www.dorridgefunrun.org.

The Blues shirt will be auctioned on eBay (closing date June 15) with bids also being taken at the summer Fair.

 

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