17th June 2015
After a busy year of fundraising, we raised a total of £5693.45 for our chosen charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – almost double last years fundraising total.
Throughout the year, many initiatives have contributed to the total including proceeds from the sell out Leighton 10k race, contributions from our couch to 5k beginners running course, and monthly charity evenings at the club. The charity was chosen by LFR as its dedicated charity for 2014/15 after it was voted for at the clubs AGM 2014.
Lisa Bishop, Community Fundraising Manager for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People says: “The Leighton Fun Runners have raised a fantastic amount which will be used to support the training of one of our Hearing Dog puppies. We receive no government funding, so fundraising by groups like this is vital to ensure that we can train even more wonderful Hearing Dogs.”
This year, LFR has chosen to support Jamie’s Rhythm of Life Brain Tumor Foundation, a charity set up by a family from Sandhills, Leighton Buzzard following the loss of their 11 year old son earlier this year.