Tue, 11 Aug 2015
THREE Newbury organisations have been given a cash boost thanks to money raised at this year's Bayer 10k run.
The race, now in its eighth year, raised a whopping £13,510 with 930 runners taking part.
The money was split with half going to Newbury hospices Naomi House and Jacksplace, and the other half going towards Newbury Athletic Club who had co-organised the event.
In addition to this, the event's race photographer, Stuart March Photography, donated a further £110 to Naomi House out of the proceeds of photo sales from the event.
Head of fundraising for Naomi House, Paul Morgan, said: "We're so very grateful to Bayer for all the wonderful support they give us and we were honoured and delighted to be chosen as their charity partner for this year's 10k race.
"This fantastic sum will make such a difference to the children and families from West Berkshire and beyond who rely on the care they receive at Naomi House & Jacksplace.”
Newbury Atheltic Club president, Brian Ireland, added: “This sum makes a huge difference to a club such as ours which provides the facilities which help both young people and adults to participate in the very healthy and enjoyable sport of athletics.
"This will help to boost those facilities and give more participation opportunities to enthusiastic runners in the months and years to come.”
Bayer’s chief financial officer, Ute Bockstegers, who is pictured at the cheque presentation, said she felt honoured to have been a part of the organisation of the event adding: "To generate such enjoyment and spirit and then to be able to donate a substantial sum to help so many people makes it all worthwhile.”