September 27th, 2016

Timberhonger 10k raised more than £5,000 for good Bromsgrove causes

THE FINAL total of how much the Timberhonger 10k and Children’s Challenge raised is in.

The two races – held during the Bromsgrove Carnival Weekend – saw more than £5,000 collected for local good causes.

The amount will now be split between The Primrose Hospice, the Basement Project, and the Friends of the Princess of Wales Community Hospital.

This year’s events broke previous records with the two races selling out six weeks before the starting gun was fired.

Race director Mark Graham visited the charities this week. “It’s fantastic to see the great work the charities are doing for people here in Bromsgrove and we are delighted to support them.”

The Basement Project, based in Hanover Street, helps young homeless people find accommodation and employment.

Helen Garfield, Chief Executive Officer at the Primrose Hospice, said she was delighted with the amount raised.

The hospice in Aston Fields provides support to people with life limiting conditions and bereavement care to families including children.

A recent addition to the hospice has been a children’s garden including a meandering dragon made from plants and hand painted pebbles for scales.