19th Nov, 2018

More than £1,000 raised for Headway after Easter-themed fun run at Cofton Park

Anu Shukla 23rd Mar, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

ABOUT 100 people took part in a 5K fun run at Cofton Park last Sunday, raising £1,000 to support brain injured survivors and their families.

The event was organised by brain injury charity Headway and prizes were awarded to the first male (Jack Dawkins) and first female (Kirsty Venn) to cross the finishing line.

Julia Protesaru who works at Headway’s sister charity in Worcester won the prize for best Easter-themed costume.

A group of year 12 students from Colmore School were also at the event to volunteer and help.

Sue Tyler, CEO at Headway West Midlands said: “This event was all about taking part and having fun, and it was fantastic to see such a mix of people on the start line.

“Thanks to the support of our sponsors and local supermarkets, we were able to give all entrants a medal and an Easter egg, and so everyone was a winner this time!”

Sue added the event also provided an opportunity to raise awareness of the specialist brain injury services the charity provides and to forge stronger links with the local community.

“We look forward to building on this success next year!”

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