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Red themed run raises money for charity
WE’ll TAKE IT AS RED A THEMED red dress run has helped to raise more than £1,500 for two local charities.
The UK Nash Hash, a bi-annual four-day event held over August bank holiday, was hosted this year by outdoor activity group Hardy’s Hash House Harriers. Nearly 500 people took part in the event which included a traditional themed red dress run.
The event raised a total of £1700 which will be split between two charities; the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and Home-Start West Dorset.
Sandy Lane, 63 from Weymouth and a member of the Hash House Harriers, said: “The Air Ambulance and Home-Start West Dorset are both such important charities to fundraise and raise awareness for.”
The red dress run kicked off at the Nothe Gardens lookout green on to Hope Square and then Weymouth beach. Home-Start West Dorset is a local charity that provides advice and support to families in West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland.
Helen Horsley, senior organiser of Home-Start, said: “One of our home visiting volunteers is a member of the Hardy Hash House Harriers and nominated us as a recipient.
“This generous donation will help us reach more families in the local area, and in the last six months 43 families have received support.”
The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance provide relief from sickness and injury for the people of Dorset and Somerset.
Tracy Bartram, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance communications manager said: “We’re so pleased that Hardy’s Hash House Harriers have supported us again this year and event’s like this play an important part in helping us raise the £1.7million a year we need to keep flying.”
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