Sign up for town’s 15th Jog to back good causes

Knutsford Guardian: Rotary president  Alan Ingram cuts  the special cake Rotary president Alan Ingram cuts the special cake

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.

Knutsford’s Rotarians launched this year’s Jog at a presentation evening at Egerton Youth Club on January 9.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday, March 16, starting at 10.30am. Joggers are encouraged to complete as many laps of the Moor as possible in an hour.

Rotary member Stuart Donn told those attending that 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 – also attended 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 individual’s nominated charity.”

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

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