Runners raise thousands for charity

12:01 23 March 2012

The Applegate team: (from left) Joe Sach, Helen Murphy, Sam Riley, Jade Dorey, Wayne Slade, Neil Bright, Steve Paine, Rebecca Crook, Angela Taffs.

The Applegate team: (from left) Joe Sach, Helen Murphy, Sam Riley, Jade Dorey, Wayne Slade, Neil Bright, Steve Paine, Rebecca Crook, Angela Taffs.

Archant

A group of half-marathon runners have raised an outstanding amount of money for a Barnstaple-based charity.

A BARNSTAPLE business has raised more than £2,500 for a local charity by running the Bath Half Marathon.

Nine members of the Applegate.co.uk team competed in the event to raise money for Amigos, a charity working to promote self-sustainability to young people in Uganda.

David Garth, CEO of Applegate Directory said: “We have had a close relationship with Amigos for many years and have been involved in a number of fund raising initiatives for the charity.

“Applegate Directory holds a special fondness for Amigos and it’s fantastic to see so many of the team come together to run the Bath Half Marathon. The donation will have a huge impact on how the charity changes young lives in Africa.”

Alison Berridge, of Amigos, said: “We hear many ‘running stories’ from our students on Kira Farm, but they are terrible stories of childhoods spent running away from rebel armies; to hear amazing tales of running marathons and raising incredible amounts of money to help these same youngsters re-build their lives is extremely uplifting.

“For Applegate staff to raise this amount of money is a real achievement in itself, never mind the toil it took to train and run.

“On behalf of the Kira students, I would like to say a big thank you to each and everyone of them, whether they took part or sponsored someone who did.”

The nine team members were: Joe Sach, Helen Murphy, Sam Riley, Jade Dorey, Wayne Slade, Neil Bright, Steve Paine, Rebecca Crook, and Angela Taffs.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 22:17
Gritters will be out this weekend. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

County highways teams are monitoring the situation as forecasters predict icy conditions and wintry showers/

Read more
Yesterday, 14:45
The Burton Art Gallery

Arts Council England funding feasibility study to examine library move and art gallery expansion.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:37
A Devon marine reef scene. Picture: Mike Deaton.

Two areas included in the next round of Government plans to introduce MCZs to English waters...

Read more
Yesterday, 15:29

North Devon Council has cut winter parking charges from £2 all day to £1.20.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition

North Devon's trusted business finder