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Submitted by pward on 6 October, 2015 - 10:50
An enormous THANK YOU from Katharine House


Katharine House and headline sponsor Stafford Railway Building Society were delighted with this year’s turnout for the 10K Run and 5K Fun Run held at the Shugborough Estate on Sunday 4th October 2015.


This year broke all records for the annual hospice event – 530 runners took part across both events from which it is anticipated that a fantastic £18,000 will be raised, once all sponsor money is received.  This tremendous amount will go towards providing free care services at Katharine House Hospice in Stafford.


Both the 5K run and 10K run were chip-timed which was greatly received by competitors. The sun shone very brightly over Shugborough and overall the event was a huge success.


Lisa Carson Hospice Event Fundraiser said “This year’s event has been an overwhelming success and I would like to thank every single person who took part in the race, supported the event and particularly our army of volunteers, without whom our events simply could not happen”


Lisa added “Sincere thanks also go to our sponsors Stafford Railway Building Society, Stafford Harriers, for helping us to set up the route, Stan Robinson Ltd for providing the stage, Windmill Radio for the entertainment and PA system, Paul Milgate for the Photography, Eileen our caterer, Mr Simms for donating prizes, and to La Patisserie for providing some much needed sustenance for our hungry volunteers”.


Over 500 photographs were taken during the day, which can be found on the Katharine House Facebook page .  Don’t forget to like, share, or tag, if any familiar faces are spotted!


Photographs from the event will also be on sale at Stafford Photo Centre, Salter Street, Stafford and for each photograph purchased, SPC will donate a percentage to Katharine House Hospice.


If you took part in Sunday’s event and have yet to submit you sponsorship, please remember to do so at any of the Katharine House shops, or at Katharine House Hospice, Weston Road, Stafford.  Please do not underestimate the value of your money, every little really does help the hospice.