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Charity race total nears £1.600

PUBLISHED: 09:51 04 April 2008 | UPDATED: 07:19 01 August 2010

THE Roger Wing Memorial 10k charity event which took place on Good Friday at Broome has so far raised nearly £1,600. The road race and one-mile fun run was organised by Bungay Black Dog Running Club.

THE Roger Wing Memorial 10k charity event which took place on Good Friday at Broome has so far raised nearly £1,600. The road race and one-mile fun run was organised by Bungay Black Dog Running Club.

It was a great tribute to Roger Wing that all previous entry totals for the Good Friday event were exceeded by over 50 entries.

The event has been on the BBDRC calendar for over 15 years, and the last three have been in memory of Roger, a past chairman of the club. This event is the main charity event that the club promotes.

This year the chosen charities were East Suffolk Prostate Support Group and Breast Cancer Care. Donations and entry fees received from male runners - unless other wise requested - were allocated to the prostate charity and those from female runners to breast cancer. There was a fun challenge as to who could raise the most money.

BBDRC has announced that the provisional final total of funds will be a minimum of £1,584.11. There may be a little more to come if there are any more donations or sponsorship outstanding.

The East Suffolk Prostate Support Group will receive a minimum of £898.07 and Breast Cancer Care a minimum of £686.04.

This means that the fun challenge as to who could raise the most money was won by the men. But with 68 ladies entered, the average individual total they raised is £10.08 per runner. In the race there were 116 men so the average raised per head was £7.74. So individually the ladies raised the most and both sexes can claim a victory.

The real winners are the two charities. BBDRC is very proud to have been associated with such generous people, and wishes on behalf of the charities to thank them greatly for making the event so successful.

Those taking part in the fun run also contributed to the atmosphere of the day and the funds raised. So to all the youngsters and those not so young in the fun run, thanks goes to them too. To all the marshals, helpers and St John's Ambulance crew a profound thanks for turning out and standing about in a very cold northerly wind.

Bungay Black Dog Running Club would also like to thank the residents of Broome village for their patience and courtesy, when over 200 runners and associated helpers descended on their village.

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