Thursday, 3 October 2013

Fun run raises record £46,000

THIS year’s 30th Knowle Fun Run raised a record £46,000 for charity, it has been announced.

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Back, left to right: Tracy Finnegan, Marie Curie; Lions President Noel Kinahan; Lucy Hackett, St Basil’s. Front, left to right: Donna Stokes, BHF; Emily Cooper, AgeUk Solihull.

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The May event includes £36,600 for Solihull hospice appeal Marie Curie Big Build, AgeUK Solihull and St Basil’s youth homeless charity. The rest goes to local causes.

Organiser Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club handed over the cash at an event for sponsors at Knowle’s Greswolde Hotel.

A Christmas walk from Baddesley Clinton that attracted more than 1,000 people raised £6,000 for the charities.

A July bike ride also raised £8,000 for the British Heart Foundation, which Lions raised more than £76,000 for in the last year.

Lions President Noel Kinahan said: “The 30th Knowle Fun Run smashed all records raising over £46,000 for charity with superb support from sponsors and advertisers alike.”

The next festive walk and fund run will raise cash for The Brain Tumour Charity, homeless charity Vision Care and Warwick’s Northleigh House School for bullied children.

To help contact Mr Kinahan on 08458 335894 or visit