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After 7 years of running and raising £70,000 for Huntingdonshire charities, Race Director Bob Hulstrom announced that the Hunts 10K will ‘take a breather’ this year and return in 2018 with a remodelled event.
He was speaking at the presentation of cheques to 2016’s designated charities at an event sponsored by Urban & Civic on Alconbury Weald.
“The Hunts 10k Charitable Trust was set up to help encourage the local community to get more active and get more out of life” he explained. “Having directly given away over £70k to the dozens of charities based in and around Huntingdon since 2010, and probably around £100,000 more raised directly via the runners own fund raising efforts, the Trust has helped many people less fortunate than ourselves to a better quality of life”.
Before presenting the cheques Bob thanked Cook Italian for their continued support as main sponsors, while acknowledging generous support from others, notably U&C, Huntingdon Audi, BRJ Run and Tri Club, the Hunts Post and Breheny Civil Engineering… plus the volunteers who work tirelessly to make the event the success it has become.
Watch this space for details of our exciting plans for June 2018 event! To be announced late 2017.
Alconbury Thursday Club received £500 towards the installation of a projection system that will enable them to show classic films as part of a memory programme for their older members.
SERV ‘The blood runners’ are a volunteer service running blood and other clinically urgent medical aid between hospitals out of hours, including Hinchingbrooke Hospital. They received £500.
GMC Rovers Youth FC provides local young people with the chance to enjoy football regardless of ability or gender. They received £600 as a bursary to further develop their girls teams.
Huntingdon Youth Theatre received a £500 bursary to give young people aged 11-18 the chance to perform on stage, helping to build self-confidence and stagecraft skills.
The Upside Down Sports Club is based at One Leisure Centre in St Ives. They enable children from 4 to 18 who use wheelchairs enjoy sport in a friendly and support environment, promoting independence and self esteem. They received £1000 to further their work in 2017.
Cornerstone, a Huntingdon-based pregnancy counselling centre provides confidential information and support for those facing an unplanned pregnancy, received £1000.
Breathe for Life received £1000 towards establishing local exercise classes for pulmonary rehabilitation.
Woodland Lodge, Action for Children operate a purpose-built bungalow in Hinchingbrook Park that provides short residential breaks for children and young people with disabilities. £2000 will go towards the purchase of specialist trail bikes.
HCCN Huntingdon Community Cancer Network is a team of health, social care professionals and volunteers who provide a home-based nursing service for people recovering from or living with cancer. £3000 will support a programme of home monitoring reagents for bloods.
From early beginnings as a 10k race, the Hunts 10K has evolved to include 1k and 3k races, a Spectator Village and has succeeded in getting a number of schools to participate in the ‘Mile a Day for Hunts 10k’ project. Details of the 2018 event will be announced later this year.
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