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Record turn out for Dorridge Fun Run and Fair

A record 1700 people took part in the ninth Dorridge Fun Run and Summer Fair last Saturday

Dorridge Fun Run
Dorridge Fun Run

A record 1,700 people took part in the ninth Dorridge Fun Run and Summer Fair last Saturday.

The all-time high means that some £30,000 will be raised for six local charities - including Solihull Life Opportunities (SoLO) and the Darwin Explorer Scouts.

Comedian Malcolm Stent started the hundreds of participants on their way.

The crowd of runners, walkers and cyclists had a choice of three or eight mile routes.

Among those to tackle the shorter course was Meriden MP Caroline Spelman.

Mrs Spelman, who lives in the village, had previously hoped to complete Knowle Fun Run last month, but had to pull out due to a broken toe.

Reverend Duncan Hill-Brown, vicar of St Philips and St James churches, who organised the event, said it was great to raise so much for a selection of worthy causes.

Charities and voluntary groups seeking support in 2014 are invited to contact the parish office on 01564 775652 or parish.office@stphilipsandstjames.org .

 

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