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Run boosts two charities

PUBLISHED: 16:48 23 May 2008 | UPDATED: 07:25 01 August 2010

The cheques are handed over from the 10k run.

The cheques are handed over from the 10k run.

FOLLOWING the huge fundraising success of the Bungay Black Dog Running Club's Good Friday 10K road race, members of the committee presented the charity cheques.

FOLLOWING the huge fundraising success of the Bungay Black Dog Running Club's Good Friday 10K road race, members of the committee presented the charity cheques.

The charities benefiting are the East Suffolk Prostate Cancer Support Group (ESPCSG), Breast Cancer Care (BCC).

The handover happened at a meeting held at The Griffin, Yoxford, at the end of April.

Upon receiving the cheque for £1,057.53, members of the ESPCSG John Dent, Diana, Keith and Chris Southcott were delighted to reveal the money will be used to fund the making of a DVD/video to provide better information for prostate cancer sufferers and those affected by the disease.

The charity says the DVD will help to supplement the leaflet information already available in the Ipswich Hospital, and promote better understanding and awareness about the disease.

In addition to this, the funds raised will help to decorate and refurbish a dedicated room at the hospital that can be used for the support group members to talk to patients.

Claire Pulford, of BCC, said of her charity's £784.58 that the funds raised will help to maintain the many services offered to patients and their families, the 120 people every day in the UK who are told they have breast cancer.

BCC provide a range of services including a helpline, support forums, and a range of publications and the 'ask the nurse' service. BCC relies on charity fundraising for this work.

Both charities expressed their thanks and appreciation to all those hardy runners that ran on the day.

The generosity of the runners was overwhelming, with many runners contributing much more than the race entry fee.

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