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19th November 2017

Councillor budget supports charity run


Cllr Debbie McCallum, local ward member for Kesgrave West has donated part of her Enabling Communities Budget to support the Kesgrave Fun Run.

The £1160.39 in funding which was applied through Kesgrave Town Council has been spent on providing coloured t-shirts for under 16’s who are taking part in the 5k run on Sunday 1 May.

The event has become a key date in the calendar for Kesgrave with all profits raised going to the St Elizabeth Hospice and the Kate Moyes Memorial Fund.

It is supported by SPARK (Sport and Recreation in Kesgrave), which works to
provide and assist in the provision for Sport and recreation for the community of Kesgrave.

Pupils from Kesgrave High School, Head teacher Nigel Burgoyne and Cllr McCallum wearing the t-shirts.


•Pupils from Kesgrave High School, Head teacher Nigel Burgoyne and Cllr McCallum wearing the t-shirts.

Cllr McCallum, who helps to organise the annual event, said: “The fun run is a great day for Kesgrave and it’s lovely to see the community spirit that comes with this event.

“This year we’re hoping to encourage even more people to come along – whatever the weather as it’s an uplifting day for the whole community.

“Kesgrave is a relatively new town and unlike smaller villages in the district, the community has grown so quickly and events like this are about bringing the community together for a good cause. We want to give Kesgrave its own identity and hopefully events like this will put us on the map.

“Hopefully in turn, the event will also have a positive impact on younger people in the town and encourage more to get fit and active.”

If you would like to register to take part in the Fun Run, visit: www.kesgrave5k.com

The race starts at 11am on Sunday 1 May and starts at the Bell Inn, Main Road, Kesgrave. The route includes Bell Lane, The Long Strops, Curtis Way and Ropes Drive.
Entries registered before the day will receive a free t-shirt. You can also register on the day from 9.00am to 10.45am or you can drop them into Debbie at The Bell.
Entry Fees: Adults – £5.00 and Children – £1.00

For more information about the Enabling Communities Budget, visit: www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/yourcouncil/enablingcommunities

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