Fun run brings hundreds to the streets

MORE than 200 adults and children took to the roads around Kesgrave for a charity fun run.

MORE than 200 adults and children took to the roads around Kesgrave for a charity fun run.

They raised around �1,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich in memory of Kate Moyes, who died from cancer there in 2005 aged just 29.

The 5km event, which began at The Bell pub in Kesgrave yesterday, was won by Kevin Peirce in 17mins and 34secs.

There was also an impressive performance by 12-year-old rising star Katie Peake, of Dale Hall Lane, who finished in 21mins and 29secs.

But the inaugural run was taken in great spirits when last-placed Stuart Lawson and his three-year-old daughter Lily Belle, dressed as a fairy, were greeted with rapturous applause as they crossed the line.

Debbie McCallum, landlady of The Bell and one of the organisers, said: “The whole thing was brilliant and greatly supported. Hopefully next year we will have even more people.

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“I would like to give a big thank you to everybody who helped because these events wouldn't happen without them.”

Some of the proceeds will also go to East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

The annual Kesgrave Music Festival, also held in Kate's memory, will take place on Saturday, August 8, at the Kesgrave Community Centre Fields.

For tickets or more information, visit www.kesgravemusicfestival.com