Charity challenge sees 26 runners take on a mile each at pub

Bury Rugby Club players L-R: Chris Snelling, Phil Gouldie and Aaron Forrest take part in the Breakth

Bury Rugby Club players L-R: Chris Snelling, Phil Gouldie and Aaron Forrest take part in the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity run at the Old Cannon Brewery in bury. - Credit: Archant

A marathon in a brewery capped a month of fundraising for Breakthrough Breast Cancer by The Old Cannon, in Bury St Edmunds.

With 26 people taking on a mile each, including members of Bury Rugby Club’s promotion-chasing first team, the indoor event was a huge success. Each runner took to a treadmill for their mile, with the rugby club’s first team captain Chris Snelling kicking off proceedings. Organiser Laura Hudson, chairman of the Suffolk group of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, said: “We wanted to capture the imagination of the community by doing something different to fundraise and raise awareness of such a worthwhile charity.”

Throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Cannon Street pub has presented a special and unique pink-inspired food and drink menu. They also hosted a Breakthrough Bake Off, which raised more funds for the charity. The month-long activities come after Hannah Clark, landlady at the Old Cannon, raised £2,000 after taking part in this year’s London Marathon. This month’s activities have raised £1,150, adding to the total already raised by Ms Clark.

Ms Hudson said: “I could not be happier with the fantastic support and pink ideas we have from The Old Cannon team.”