Boxing Day fun run raises more than £500 for charities

PUBLISHED: 15:05 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:05 28 February 2018

Gordon Parker, president of the Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh (centre), presenting cheques to Roger Butler of the British Heart Foundation and to Hazel Davies of Sands. Picture: Contributed.

Gordon Parker, president of the Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh (centre), presenting cheques to Roger Butler of the British Heart Foundation and to Hazel Davies of Sands. Picture: Contributed.

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The Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh has presented two cheques to local charities.

The funds came from the club’s annual Boxing Day fun run charity fundraiser.

Gordon Parker, president of the Rotary Club, recently presented a cheque for £500 to Roger Butler, of the British Heart Foundation.

In addition he also presented a cheque for £50 to Hazel Davies, representing the charity Sands, which supports grieving parents of still-born babies and ongoing research into preventing neonatal births.

The club’s annual family fun run fundraiser along Exmouth seafront on Boxing Day is now very much a firm fixture in Exmouth’s calendar.

This year’s run was described as an ‘outstanding’ success. A record 400 people took part, ranging from children aged five upwards to a lady ‘well into her 70s’. Spectators comprised local residents and many visitors.

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