Hornsey YCMA hosted a small gathering on 9th October, to celebrate the Fundraising total from the 2012 Fun Run of £10,495.64. Jim Shepley, Hornsey YMCA Programme Director, stated 'We think raising that kind of money in such a difficult economic climate gives us much to celebrate, and it is great to have an opportunity to thank people in person. Fundraisers, like the ones we are welcoming today, are just what our Charity needs to support our work within the local Community.'
Paul Gallacher and his son Jack were named the 2012 top adult and child fundraisers, raising £1,283.75 and £647.50 respectively. They were joined by Race Sponsor Andrew Thornton, of Thortonís Budgens of Crouch End, whose personal fundraising put him a close second to Paul, and Steve McKenzie from local triathlon store Bike and Run, who had donated prizes to recognise their efforts. Prize draw winners Matthew Landells (child) and Peter Quirk were also honoured, having contributed greatly to the overall total.
Steve McKenzie from Bike and Run said 'We were very pleased to offer support to the fundraising for the Hornsey YMCA Fun Run, and in particular the considerable achievements of runners who have used their sporting efforts to help such a deserving charity.' Steve presented the top fundraisers with a certificate for a selection of running equipment, including trainers donated by the store.
Jim Shepley went on to say 'The generosity of the team at Bike and Run has been much appreciated, and shows how the Fun Run continues to engage the support of local businesses and organisations. Andrew Thorntonís team are also a constant source of encouragement and inspiration.'
Photo left-right: Jim Shepley, Andrew Thornton, Matthew Landells, Paul Gallacher, Jack Gallacher and Steve McKenzie.