ONCE again a record number of participants turned out at Rockingham on Sunday (January 28) to help raise thousands of pounds for Lakelands Day Care Hospice in Corby.
A total of 670 participants, including 10 wheelchair athletes, turned out for the ninth annual Brass Monkey 10K/Fun Run, to raise a fantastic £10,400 for the hospice, which provides vital support for both those living with cancer or other life threatening illnesses and their families.
Around 120 people of all ages joined in the fun run completing one lap of Rockingham’s famous1.5-mile banked Oval before the serious athletes hit Europe’s fastest motor racing circuit for a gruelling four laps of the track.
Lakelands Hospice Fundraising Manager, Paul Marlow said: “Once again the event was a great success with something for everyone, a fast-flat course for the serious runners and a friendly lively atmosphere for the fun runners and children; we are also very proud to accommodate the wheelchair race which saw some very fast times this year.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers who turned out to help make the event run smoothly. This year’s event broke all records for the number of runners with over 670 taking part, the support and atmosphere was tremendous as everyone crossed the finished line.
“I would also like to say a big special thank you to event sponsor Aircare Compressors for providing the bespoke medals, everyone involved for their support with the goody bags and of course, Rockingham for donating the fantastic venue.”
As always, all money raised through this event including entry fees, goes directly to Lakelands Hospice. Now in its ninth year, the Brass Monkey event has raised more than £50,000 for the charity, which will help provide both Home Care Services and specialist palliative care to patients.
For more information on how you could get involved with other fundraising events, visit the Lakelands Hospice website at lakelandshospice.org.uk and click on the fundraising section, or alternatively email PaulMarlow@lakelandsdaycarehospice.org.uk