King’s Lynn Community Runners go the extra mile for hospital

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A group of community runners from Lynn have continued their fundraising exploits by supporting the Breast Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The group donated a cheque for £683 to the unit, raised from weekly subs paid by the runners during a four-month period.

Linus Marray-Woods, head coach for the Lynn Community Runners, said: “I’m really proud of all these incredible runners and it’s a privilege to be able to donate this sum of money to such a worthy cause.”

The Breast Care fund was nominated as the chosen charity for the donation by one of the runners who has been supporting a friend whilst she receives care at the hospital.

Linus added “The KLCR’s are a unique bunch of people that meet together weekly to develop their running skills, achieving personal goals in the process.

“The group feel it is important to give something back to the local community, generating a collective sense of pride through the ability to achieve personal goals whilst helping important causes in the local community at the same time.”

Angela Holford, senior breast care specialist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, added: “We would like to thank the King’s Lynn community runners for choosing to donate to our fund.

“The money is greatly appreciated and will go towards our new Breast Care Unit which is due to open early next year.”