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Run for Rutland raises vital funds for Citizens Advice in Oakham




A fun run returned for its third year with dozens of Rutland children from nine primary schools taking part.

The Run for Rutland, sponsored by Taylor and Baines, took place on Saturday morning at Oakham Rugby Club at the Showground.

Isaac Alston, from English Martyrs Primary School in Oakham came first, ahead of runners from nine other primary schools.

The event was organised by volunteers from the For Rutland cause with each runner getting
sponsorship.

All proceeds from the run will help to pay for specialist advisers based at Citizens Advice Rutland who provide free, confidential, non-medical advice and support to people of all ages living with long term conditions such as cancer, dementia, strokes and mental illness in Rutland and the surrounding community.

Each child was welcomed over the finish line with fresh fruit kindly given by Tesco and a bottle of water.

The shields will be awarded by David Wood, chairman of trustees and joint CEO of the Rutland Agricultural Society in the main ring at the Rutland Show in June to celebrate the school with the greatest sponsorship and the individual with the greatest sponsorship.

For Rutland volunteers will be visiting the schools over the next few days and collecting the money, so the winners can be announced and invited to take part in the Rutland Show presentation.

Elizabeth Mills, chairman of For Rutland, said: “We owe a huge thank you to both Barbara Crellin and Chris Thomas, sports development manager at RCC who organise the run so effortlessly.

“It’s such a fun morning with children from the ages of four to 11 all joining in to support of For Rutland.”

Launde Farm Foods were there throughout the morning, offering a delicious breakfast to all the runners, their parents and
volunteers.



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