Thetford Athletic Club helps to boost Thetford Parkrun’s fundraising efforts

Representatives from Thetford Athletic Club present members of Thetford Parkrun with a cheque to buy

Representatives from Thetford Athletic Club present members of Thetford Parkrun with a cheque to buy a defibrillator. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

Thetford Athletic club has helped boost the popular Thetford Parkrun's fundraising efforts to buy a defibrillator.

Thetford Parkrun. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Thetford Parkrun. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

By the end of this year, it will be compulsory for parkruns across the country to have the vital life-saving equipment installed close to their course.

Volunteers and members at Thetford Parkrun have been busy fundraising and have been helped by a £250 donation from Thetford Athletic Club.

Dean Kirton, chairman of the club, said: 'A lot of our members take part in the parkrun. We thought it was a good idea as they should be everywhere and anywhere.'

A donation of around £200 will also be donated by Shadwell Stud and £400 was also presented to the parkrun by the family of a former volunteer who died. The total now stands at £1,150.


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Thetford Parkrun director Mel Sturman said: 'It is just fantastic as it shows collaboration - a lot of the Parkrun members are now going to the athletic club. It is positive.'

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