Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Run in the Sun; JOGGERS RAISE CASH TO HELP DISABLED YOUNGSTERS

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Run in the Sun; JOGGERS RAISE CASH TO HELP DISABLED YOUNGSTERS

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COWS and ballerinas trotted and graced their way around a park for the Chronicle's Sunshine Fund.

People of all ages turned out for the event at Newcastle's Exhibition Park to benefit disabled children all over the North East.

Hundreds of pounds was raised by the fancy-dress runners.

The event was organised by Northumbria University sports management student Darryl Harland, 22, who had to put on an event of this type as part of his course.

He decided to use the opportunity as a way of raising cash for the Sunshine Fund, which pays for equipment for disabled children in the region to improve their quality of life.

"I had heard about the Sunshine Fund because it is often mentioned in the Chronicle and thought it would be a very good cause," he said.

"One of the modules I am doing this year involves organising a sports event and we thought it would be a worthwhile charity.

"People have been doing two laps of the park and we've asked everyone to pay an entry fee, which has gone to the charity. …

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