Run brings in £20,000 for research

Published on: 26 Sep 2013

SUPPORTERS from Downend, Mangotsfield, Emersons Green and Staple Hill were among those who took part in the eighth annual Run for the Future on Bristol Downs.

Runner Stephen Pick, from Downend, had the third fastest time of the hundreds of runners, completing the 5k course in 18 minutes 45 seconds.

The run, organised by Bristol Rotary, is likely to have raised about £20,000 for the Southmead Hospital Prostate Cancer Appeal.

Rotary member Ian Beattie said: “We are absolutely delighted with the turn out for the Run for the Future, for us it was just as much about raising awareness of men’s cancers as it was about raising funds, so to see so many people taking part was fantastic.

“Bristol is considered a Centre of Excellence for prostate cancer research and treatment and that is thanks, in large part, to the money raised by Run for the Future.

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