Hundreds take part in Perkins Great Eastern Run for charity

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HUNDREDS of runners pounded the streets of Peterborough yesterday for the Perkins Great Eastern Run.

Among those taking part in the 4km fun run were a host of fundraisers for Anna’s Hope, which helps children and young people with brain tumours, including the founder of the charity Carole Hughes.

Carole ran alongside Alison Mitchell, the nurse based at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge funded by the charity, as well as students and staff from New College Stamford, Stamford Endowed Schools, Stamford Queen Eleanor School, Jem’s Hip Hop, St Mary’s Medical Practice in Stamford and clothing shop White Stuff.

Carole said sponsorship money was still coming in but said “every penny raised was a penny Anna’s Hope didn’t have before”.

She said: “After years of watching from the crowd I am really proud to have completed the fun run and must admit I really enjoyed it.

“It was fantastic to see so many children and their parents running with Anna’s Hope flags and the charity is so grateful for their support.”

Members of theatre school Wildcats also took part in the 4km route, while there was also fundraisers who ran the more gruelling 13.1 mile half marathon.