Housebuilder backs Stroke Association before Hunstanton fundraiser
A housing developer has made a donation to the Stroke Association ahead of its major fundraiser in Hunstanton this weekend.
The organisation is staging its annual Beat the Tide 10 kilometre beach run in the resort this Sunday, June 24.
And, ahead of that, officials from McCarthy and Stone have presented a £500 to the association to support their work.
Regional marketing manager Cheryl Bissett said: “As a company, we appreciate that our responsibility is not only to build quality, purpose-built retirement properties, but also to create a positive legacy in the communities in which we build.
“Stroke Association does such a superb job in fundraising around Norfolk and we are thrilled to be able to support Beat the Tide. We are looking forward to cheering on all of the participants who will be taking part."
George Burroughs, the Stroke Association's community and fundraising manager, said: “We are extremely grateful for this donation, which will help to make Beat the Tide an even greater success.
“There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening each year, that’s one stroke every five minutes. We are constantly looking for ways to spread the word so that we can build awareness, help prevent more strokes, and support those affected by strokes in the future.”
Although online entries have now closed, runners can still register at the Oasis leisure centre from 9am on Sunday before the start of the run at 11am.
Entries are £20 for adults and £5 for children. Phone 0300 3300740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.