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(Picture shows members of RSE and The Churn Project CEO Fran Embleton-Smith celebrating having raised £2,400 for the charity)

Running Somewhere Else running club have raised £2,400 for local charity The Churn Project after various events over the past 12 months.

The money was raised through a number of fundraisers as well as the Fairford 10K race in June, which saw the event selling out at 500 participants – the most successful to date. Special thanks were given to IHS Markit who were the events principal sponsor contributing generously to the clubs chosen charity, the Churn Project, which provides support to a range of vulnerable and marginalised people across the local community.

Other fundraisers included a Quiz Night, Christmas Raffle and sponsorship organised by various RSE members for races they ran over the year.

The Club handed over a cheque for £2,400 to Fran Embleton-Smith, the charity’s CEO, at The White Heart in Ashton Keynes following an ‘Away Day’ run organised by one of the clubs members which took in some of the beautiful Thames Path and Cotswold Water Park on July 23.

The club chose the Churn Project as its chosen charity for 2017-18 after a vote of club members.

Running Somewhere Else Chair David Whitlow said: “To be able to help support a local charity where easily accessible support can make such a huge difference to people’s lives really resonated with our club members this year. The diverse range of activities and benefits they can bring to people in our local community makes us all realise that our fund raising efforts, no matter how small, can help many people in many ways.”

“We are really proud of the amount we have raised this year and this is testament to our members belief and support of this fantastic local charity.”

Fran Embleton-Smith, the Churn Project CEO, said: “We are so delighted to receive such wonderful support from the club.  As a local charity, we are very dependent on the goodwill of local people and it’s been inspiring to be associated with such a friendly, motivated, energetic group of people!”

The club is now in the process of selecting its charity for the coming year but fundraising activities have already begun!


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