WOULD-be fundraising joggers are being urged to sign up for one of Knutsford’s annual highlights.

The annual Knutsford Jog – organised by Knutsford Rotary Club and supported by the Guardian – is in its 15th year this year.

And Knutsford’s Rotarians launched this year’s ‘Jog’ event at Egerton Youth Club at a presentation evening on Thursday, January 9.

This year it will take place on Sunday, March 16, starting at 10.30am. Joggers are encouraged to complete as many laps of the Moor in an hour that they can.

Rotary member Stuart Donn told those in attendance the aim of the family event was to give joggers the satisfaction of raising money for charity.

“Over the 15 years a variety of charities have been the benefactors of a total of more than £100,000,” he said.

“Apart from the support of the joggers, who are the key to the success of the Jog , we have had invaluable help from the Knutsford Guardian, Sheldons Dairies, Ultimate Graphics, Hague Lambert and many others.”

Representatives from the Children’s Burns Foundation and Francis House Children’s Hospice – who will benefit from the donations from the jog – were also in attendance and spoke about the importance of the Jog.

Stuart added: “We would like to point out to group organisers, schools, PTAs etc that the Jog is a major opportunity to raise significant funds for your own projects, with 50 per cent of funds raised going to an individuals nominated charity.”

Rotary President Alan Ingram cut a special cake to celebrate the 15th year at the evening using a sword owned by Rotarian Rick Dallimore.

If you would like to take part in the Jog visit knutsfordjog.co.uk to download an application form.