Olympic torchbearer Gina MacGregor to support FundRun

Olympic torchbearer Gina MacGregor to support FundRun

Annabel Howard

Olympic torchbearer Gina MacGregor to support FundRun

Runners old and young are encouraged to walk, jog or sprint in a sponsored 200-metre relay track for this year's FundRun.

The event involves teams of eight running in the relay for 55 minutes for a chosen charity at the Braywick athletics track.

Spectators will also be visited by Olympic torchbearer, and local athlete, Gina MacGregor (left), with her torch.

The event, organised by Lions Club of Maidenhead, takes place on September 29 and is the 11th annual sporting fundraiser for local charities.

This year individuals without a team will be able to enter as part of 'Team X'.

Half of the money runners raise will go to a charity of their choice with the other 50 per cent going into a Lions fund to be distributed to different causes throughout the year. They are calling this the Maidenhead Lions Charity Fund for the benefit of Maidenhead.

Lions Club member and event organiser Peter Skinner said: "With all the interest in the Olympic Games this year we are looking forward to seeing more people being involved in the FundRun to benefit Maidenhead's community."

So far 20 teams have entered the event.

Gina, 72, founder of the Maidenhead and District Netball League, met the Queen as she carried the flame through Windsor Castle on July 10.

For more information call 01628 625672, email lions@maidenheadlions.org.uk or visit www.maidenheadlions.org.uk

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