MORE than 900 fun runners have raised over £4,500 for a local charity after a special race hosted by Gulliver’s World.
The Warrington theme park resort organised the colourful event to raise much-needed funds for St. Rocco’s Hospice.
Participants, who were invited to run, walk or toddle the route taking in the park’s thrilling rides and attractions, raised £4,545 for the Warrington-based charity.
From every £15 entry (which included theme park admission), £5 was donated to St. Rocco’s, which provides free care 365 days of the year for people with life-limiting illnesses.
Craig Clews, resort director at Gulliver’s World, said: “Our annual fun run is a great way to support charities in the Warrington community and we know all about the vital work of St. Rocco’s.
The fun run was a fantastic day – it was wonderful to see so many runners and their families and we were able to raise an impressive amount to support St. Rocco’s.”
Karen Rutherford, corporate and community fundraiser at St. Rocco’s, said: “Thank you to Gulliver’s World for organising a brilliant event and to the 909 runners who took part.
It costs St Rocco’s £4.5 million a year to provide our palliative care for free to the people of Warrington so events like this are so important to raise much-needed funds.”
For more information about Gulliver’s World and to pre-book tickets, visit: www.gulliversworldresort.co.uk
For more information about St Rocco’s Hospice, visit: www.stroccos.org.uk