In this craziest of times we’ve also been asking members, friends and race entrants for donations. Together these raised a staggering £4700 — thank you!
The absence of our annual Four Villages Half Marathon in January, would have lead to a shortfall of donations to our key charities – the two local hospices. Both are facing funding shortfalls so we felt this was the right thing to do. At the same time we were fundraising in Joe Beswick’s memory for the Woodland Trust. The least we could do as a thank you for the staggering commitment to club life over the years.
Thank you for everyone that shared their memories of Joe on the web, on Facebook, in private. There were quite a few people out along the journey for the funeral car and the family were cheered by all our thoughts Never to be replaced.
Joe was a keen conservationist and if you run locally you’ll have come across his work.
Late January would have been our annual jamboree of running, the Four Villages. As you’ll know, fundraising has always been a big part of the race and our local hospices benefit significantly. They are both facing funding shortfalls this year.
To help out the club setup a fundraiser in the 4VHM name to benefit Halton Haven (Runcorn) and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd (Chester). The club put in a starter of £1000 and this has been more than matched by our generous runners. The current total is £2,455 and you can still give at justgiving.com/team/4VHM
Thank you for finding the cash for both appeals in these difficult times.