Running for fun and to restore local hall
Ready, steady go for year long programme of fundraising events Ginette Harris reports
|(Picture at left) Jack Lushington, aged four, who ran as a knight in armour. Picture by Geoff Hichens|
Adults, children and dogs took to the streets of Mylor at the weekend to raise money the restoration project for the Tremayne Hall by taking part in a sponsored fun run.
The event kick-started a programme of events to take place this year to raise money for the project to renovate the hall and provide additional facilities.
Forecasts of bad weather may have kept some people away, but those that did turn up on the day helped raise around £400.
"For our first attempt I thought it went well," said events organiser Val Jeans-Jakobsson. "People were enthusiastic and requested we do it again. Overall I am pleased and we shall attempt to do it again next year."
The runners and walkers completed a course of around two miles, from the playing field along Waterings Road, Church Road, Trelew Footpath to Pillars Road and back along Waterings Road to the playing field.
Afterwards refreshments were served in the Tremayne Hall.
Other fundraising events planned include garden party, open air concert, variety show, barn dance, silent auction, beetle drive, open garden and antique valuation day.
Photos: (Left) Youngsters run off at the start of the fun run, (Right) The 'serious' runners set off at the start of their run. Pictures by Geoff Hichens(West Briton, 7 April 2005)