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Leatherhead Rotary Club 10k Bluebell Run

Leatherhead Rotary Club 10k Bluebell Run Sunday 5th May – Headley Heath, Headley

The weather held for the annual Leatherhead Rotary Bluebell 10k run on Sunday 5th May. Although slightly cool it provided ideal running conditions for around 200 runners who turned up. The route is a delightful trail route across Headley Heath taking in the beautiful scenery and notably the bluebells on the course.

The route provided several opportunities for supporters to see runners pass and the Rotary Club provided willing volunteers who marshalled and help organise the race. Sponsors TWM solicitors and Fitstuff provided a most welcome goodie bag at the end of the race and it is hoped that the event will have raised over £3,000 for this year’s chosen charity, the East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, who also provided free t-shirts to many of the runners.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressive terminal condition that kills, on average, six people every day in the UK. It can leave people unable to walk, talk or even feed themselves, whilst their mind and senses invariably remain unaffected. Average life expectancy from diagnosis is just fourteen months and, as yet, there is no cure or effective treatment.

The East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) provides care and support to around sixty people living with MND throughout the East Surrey area, as well as helping to fund vital research into the disease itself.

To find out more about Motor Neurone Disease and the work of the MND Association, together with how you can support your local Branch, please visit www.mndassociation.org or contact Simon Edmands on 07753 821964 or eastsurrey@mndassociation.org. You can also follow the MND Association and East Surrey Branch on Twitter at @mndassoc and @mndaeastsurrey.

‘It was a small local race with a great atmosphere, lovely route and well supported by the sponsors – I would definitely do it again !’ Sarah Bishop VantagePoint Magazine


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