A number of charities and good causes have been given a boost after money raised at a 10k race and fun run was handed out.
The 25th Langtoft 10k road race and fun run took place in May. The event has raised thousands of pounds for good causes over the years and returned to popular acclaim after an enforced break in 2013.
There was a healthy turn-out of runners and good support from sponsors, which ensured the road race was able to continue its charitable legacy.
Among the groups to benefit with donations from this year’s event were:
○ Langtoft School, for sportswear for its cross country and athletics teams and to purchase specialised books for children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties.
○ Langtoft United Football Club, for new training balls and other equipment after the club’s promotion to the Peterborough League’s top division.
○ Extend Exercise Group, for exercise equipment and to fund transport for a Christmas outing.
○ 1st Thurlby (St Firmin’s) Scout Group, to help fund a camp in France - a first holiday for some of the children.
○ MacMillan Cancer Support and the British Red Cross support service in the Langtoft area. This service offers short-term practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer, including carers and families.
○ Langtoft Pre-School, for art supplies and plants for the garden.
○ Langtoft Junior Players, to help the children participate in theatre exams.
Sue Archer, from the road race organising committee, said she was delighted the event had been able to help so many groups with funding.
She added: “It was great to see so many people supporting the event, either as runners, spectators or sponsors, and it showed how much people had missed it last year.
“We’ve had lots of positive feedback but we are already thinking about ways of making it even better when it’s next staged on May 3, 2015.
“We look forward to welcoming people back and hopefully seeing some new faces too.”