Fun run to raise funds for charity music event

KESGRAVE: Hundreds of runners are expected to hit the streets of Kesgrave this weekend in a bid to raise money for a popular charity music event.

And today the organisers have said it is not too late to enter.

The Kesgrave 5k Fun Run is setting off from The Bell Inn in Main Road on Sunday morning.

Last year the event, which raises money to help stage the Kesgrave Music Festival, attracted more than 200 entrants.

Debbie McCallum, landlady at The Bell and one of the organisers, said they are hoping for an even bigger turnout this weekend.

“Last year was fantastic, and this year people can still enter.

“They can drop their entry forms into me here at the pub or turn up on the day to take part.

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“It is a great event, and another fantastic community day under Kate’s umbrella.”

The annual Kesgrave Music Festival is held in aid of St Elizabeth’s Hospice in memory of Kate Moyes, who lived in Kesgrave and passed away in August 2005 after being cared for at the hospice.

The 29-year-old lost her 15-month battle with the disease – prompting her friends and family to organise the festival in her memory.

So far the event has raised thousands of pounds for the hospice. Last year alone it raised �13,000.

Among the crowds taking part will be the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter.

Complimentary sports massage will be available at the end of the race, donated by Matt Brennan of GF Grange Fitness, a gym in Kesgrave.

To enter the fun run, children will be charged �1 and adults �4. Everyone who takes part will get a medal.

For more information about this year’s festival visit www.kesgravemusicfestival.com and for details about the fun run call Mrs McCallum on 01473 622045.

n Have you raised money for a worthwhile cause? If so, let us know about it. Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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