Charities boosted by £3million thanks to Great Birmingham Run participants

on October 26, 2016

Runners who took part in the Great Birmingham Run have helped to raise more than £3million for charity.

A range of charities were represented in the half marathon event with local charities set to feel the benefit.

St Basils, which works with young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness across the West Midlands, was one of the organisations people were running for.

A spokesperson said: “Huge congratulations to everyone who took on the Great Birmingham Run in aid of St Basils, including our own staff team, who all completed the challenge.”

Runners also took to the streets in aid of Birmingham Dogs Home.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to those who wanted to raise vital funds for our dogs this year,” a spokesperson for the charity added.

St Mary’s Hospice revealed that athletes running for them were likely to raise around £35,000.

Online entries are already being taken for the 2017 Great Birmingham Run, which will take place on October 17.

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