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Time for a beer and a run

Newmarket Journal - March 2014

Runners arrive at the next pub on the Burwell Beer Run ANL-140324-092546001

Newmarket Journal - March 2014 Runners arrive at the next pub on the Burwell Beer Run ANL-140324-092546001

A charity fun beer run organised by a man whose father died from a heart attack five years ago has raised £600.

Neale Smith, founder of Burwell Tigers junior football club, was just 48 when he collapsed and died while playing football.

His son Jack, 22, organised Sunday’s inaugural Burwell Beer Run to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as a tribute to his dad.

A crowd of 85 lined up for have a drink at The Five Bells pub in High Street, before running to The Anchor and The Fox in North Street to collect a medal and T-shirt.

“It went really smoothly and everyone was suggesting that we should do it again next year, There were kids, men and women, ranging from toddlers up to 60-plus. There was a community feel, all the community were together and raising money for a good cause.

Next month Jack will be lining up for the London Marathon on April 13 when he will also be raising funds for the BHF. Before that he is organising an animal-themed charity car wash on April 6 at Manchetts garage in Burwell. To donate go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JackjSmith.

 

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