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Lutterworth Santa Fun Run Cheque Presentation Evening
Wednesday March 21st 2018

Photograph: Recipients of funds at the cheque presentation with thumbs up.

The Joint Rotary Clubs of Lutterworth held their annual Presentation Evening at the Recreation Ground Pavilion when charities that had benefitted from the pre-Christmas Santa Fun Run received their cheques. The 2017 event had attracted 660 entrants who, between them, raised over £7,000. This year’s total takes the amount raised for good causes over the last nine years to a figure in excess of £100,000.

On the night cheques were presented to:

Photograph: Rosita Page presents a cheque to Erica Lukas of Homestart.

Rosita Page presents a cheque to Erika Lukas of Homestart.

Photograph: Nick Summers presents a cheque to John Warren representing Lutterworth Food Bank.

Nick Summers Presents a cheque to John Warren representing Lutterworth Food Bank.

  • Air Ambulance DLR.
  • Rainbows Children’s Hospice.
  • British Heart Foundation [Leics & Northants].
  • Home-Start - South Leics.
  • Home Start – Blaby/Wigston/Oadby
  • Lutterworth Museum
  • Rotary Club of Lutterworth charities
  • Rotary Club of Lutterworth Wycliffe charities
  • Age Concern – Lutterworth & District
  • Lutterworth & Villages Food-bank
  • Lutterworth Share & Care Group
  • £1,350
  • £1,000
  • £760
  • £310
  • £310
  • £620
  • £350
  • £350
  • £870
  • £640
  • £210

In addition to the cheques presented, donations totally £600 were also given to local community groups which supported the event.

Eddie Hemsley, speaking for the organising committee, thanked all those individuals & groups who had made the event possible through their gifts of time, money or materials. Without the support of local businesses & other organisations the event would be impossible to stage. However, despite the recent growth of local competition & the fact that this was the ninth running of the event, the Fun Run had, yet again, proved to be a great success and some very worthwhile causes had achieved significant benefit.

The committee confirmed that the 2018 Santa Fun Run would take place this year on Sunday 2nd December. As in previous years it will be on the Sunday following the Christmas Lights Switch-On on Friday 30th November. Volunteers are always being sought to help with the event, particularly marshalling.

If you are interested then please contact John Turner on 01455 554455.

Photograph: Town Mayor, Mike Perks, presents a cheque to Ivan Ball, MBE, representing Air Ambulance.Photograph: Mike Southall presents a cheque to Geoff Smith representing Lutterworth Town Museum.