A GROUP of runners from Running Somewhere Else, the friendly Cirencester running club, have brought in cash for the Churn Project by running the Rudolph Rampage in Painswick.
The fancy-dress, 7km multi-terrain race, is a fun end to the year’s racing calendar, and eight RSE runner’s decided to take the opportunity to raise funds for the club’s nominated charity for this year, the Churn Project.
The club members battled round the course despite the mud and the chilly conditions, many wearing fancy dress.
Club Chair Caroline Coates, her husband Paul, Nadine Brown, Martin Sherriff, Jess Osbourne, Kate Potter, Becca Wilson and Sharon Smith took part, raising £200 for the charity.
The £200 will be added to the £135 the club raised through a special raffle at its Christmas Party. The club will continue to raise funds throughout the coming year, including at the Fairford 10k race in June.
RSE organise the race for the Fairford Festival in June, and are hoping to encourage more people running the race to raise funds for the Churn Project through the club’s Hundred Heroes scheme. The scheme asks runners to raise £100 for the club’s chosen charity to boost its coffers even more and raise awareness of its activities.
The Churn Project supports the most vulnerable and marginalised people of the Cirencester area. Its aims are to reduce isolation and improve well-being for local people, particularly for those who are lonely, at a point of transition in their lives or experiencing mental health issues. RSE members chose to support the Churn Project after a club vote in the summer.
Caroline Coates said: “It was great fun taking part in this festive race, and we all loved dressing up. We are delighted to raise another £200 for the Churn Project and look forward to more fundraising efforts throughout 2018.”