Woodbury runners bid to raise thousands for Africa

ATHLETES and fun-runners will compete in the Woodbury 10 km run this weekend in a bid to raise �50,000 money for a project in Africa.

ATHLETES and fun-runners will compete in the Woodbury 10 km run this weekend in a bid to raise �50,000 money for a project in Africa.

The money will go towards Woodbury’s partnership with a Christian Aid project in Zimbabwe.

The run is organised by Barbara and Paul Woolley and took the participants on a pleasant route through the picturesque village and over varied countryside and gradients before finishing at Woodbury Village Hall.

Christian Aid’s Regional Coordinator for Devon, Laura McAdam, said; “The money raised will add to Woodbury’s fundraising target of �5000 for our project providing food security to communities in drought-prone Southern Zimbabwe through access to reliable food sources and improved nutrition.

“Every �1 donated will be matched with �9 by the EU, turning �5000 into �50,000.’

The next event is the Three Counties Bike Ride through beautiful Devon, Somerset and Dorset countryside on Sunday October 3 also arranged by Barbara and Paul.

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Registration opens at 9.30am for a 10am start and costs �12 on the day. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.exmouth-harriers.co.uk or by contacting Barbara Woolley on 01395 232992 or barbarawooley2.yahoo.co.uk