Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

‘It was a huge success’ - First race through Suffolk forest raises Poppy Appeal cash

PUBLISHED: 11:46 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:47 23 October 2018

Suffolk Coastal representatives with a giant cheque at the first Honour Run Picture: SCDC

Suffolk Coastal representatives with a giant cheque at the first Honour Run Picture: SCDC

SCDC

Runners have raised £2,600 to support servicemen and women during an inaugural race through a Suffolk forest.

Fundraisers taking part in the first Honour Run Picture: SCDCFundraisers taking part in the first Honour Run Picture: SCDC

Organisers of the first Honour Run have hailed it a “great success” after around 250 people turned out to Rendlesham Forest in support of the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal.

TJ Haworth-Culf, who is responsible for leisure at Suffolk Coastal District Council, said: “This is the first time we’ve put on this kind of event and it was a huge success.

“Thank you to everyone who took part in the run and all the volunteers who helped us run the event.

“We raised £2,600 for the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal which is fantastic.

Fundraisers taking part in the first Honour Run Picture: SCDCFundraisers taking part in the first Honour Run Picture: SCDC

“We even got some exercise and fresh air while doing so - what better way to spend a Sunday morning?”

The event was organised in partnership between SCDC and Suffolk British Legion with support from the Forestry Commission and Rock Barracks.

Local companies East of England Coop, Farm Field Crisps, Munchy Seeds and Places Leisure contributed to goodie bags for everyone who crossed the finishing line.

Organisers highlighted the significance of Rendlesham Forest, which was established during the First World War to meet demand for timber.

This year sees the centenary of the end of the First World War, which is being marked by the ‘Thank You’ movement, led by the Royal British Legion.

An inmate at Highpoint Prison in Suffolk has made a mockery of the justice system after posting a YouTube video from a mobile phone in his cell.

One of the buildings in Sudbury which has been left out of the Christmas street lighting for the past two years is all set to be lit up this year.

Residents in Essex are being asked for their views on the proposed priorities in the county’s first ever Fire and Rescue Plan.

Witnesses are being sought after a crash on the Copdock roundabout where the A12 and A14 meet.

They might have spent decades living in the USA, but their hearts are still in Ipswich. A group of 20 “GI brides” met up in San Antonio, Texas, for their annual reunion.

Traffic delays on A12 and A14 causing delays for commuters, with knock-on problems across the town.

Today is going to get colder with the chance of heavy rain showers mixed with hail and sleet.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24