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Race raises record total

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 May 2010 | UPDATED: 09:44 01 August 2010

THIS year's Roger Wing Memorial Race raised a record £4,219.33 for charity.

It was held at Broome on Good Friday, and it was at The Artichoke at Broome on Tuesday evening that the Bungay Black Dog Running Club presented the cheque to the chosen charity, Cancer Research UK.

THIS year's Roger Wing Memorial Race raised a record £4,219.33 for charity.

It was held at Broome on Good Friday, and it was at The Artichoke at Broome on Tuesday evening that the Bungay Black Dog Running Club presented the cheque to the chosen charity, Cancer Research UK.

Club captain and race director John Wharton thanked all the runners, more than 300, who took part and said all gave amounts in addition to the entry fee towards the charity, while there was one anonymous donation of £200, and £300 was raised by selling cakes baked by club members and friends.

Club chairman Christine Muttitt and treasurer Mark Lowther presented the cheque to Paul Fleet, area manager for Cancer Research UK, who said it was an incredible result, thanked everyone for the fundraising, and said the money would go towards local cancer research.

“We have fantastic work going on in Norwich and it will go towards helping us save lives,” he said.

Christine said: “It is lovely to think we are doing some good. We enjoy the races and we are doing good for charity at the same time.” And she thanked John Wharton for organising the event.

Also at the presentation were Dorinda Starling and Phil Griffith, from 4 x 4 Response, who supplied the emergency response support vehicles for the race.

Two trophies not presented on race day, to the two Black Dog Runners home first, were presented to Simon Blackburn and Helen Hornsey.

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