Louth Run for Life raises staggering £270,000 in a decade

The Louth Run for Life Committee handed over a cheque for � 50,000 to Debbie Fitzgerald of Cancer Research UK last week. EMN-151026-105533001
The Louth Run for Life Committee handed over a cheque for � 50,000 to Debbie Fitzgerald of Cancer Research UK last week. EMN-151026-105533001

After thousands laced up their running shoes in June to take part in the Louth Run for Life, marking its 10th anniversay event - the final fund raising total has now been announced.

Thanks to everyones amazing efforts, the Louth Run for Life committee handed over a cheque last week for a staggering £50,000 to Cancer Research UK, a £10,000 increase on what was raised last year.

This brings the funds raised over the last ten years for the cause up to £270,000, smashing their 10th anniversary target of £250,0000.

Chair of the Louth Run for Life Committee, Simon West commented: “When we started 10 years ago, our first event raised £3,000 and we only had 300 female runners. From there the event has just grown and grown.

“To come out after ten years to raise £270,000 is the icing on the cake.

“It is a true testament to the hard work and dedication

of the committee and everyone who takes part in the event.

“We have become the biggest fundraisers in the East Midlands to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and we already have our date for next year’s race, Sunday, June 26 and we will be signing up runners alone in the New Year.

“A big thank goes out to everyone for their continued support towards the cause.”

Pictured is the Louth Run for Life committee handing over the impressive cheque to Debbie Fitzgerald, representing Cancer Research UK.