Charities in the money thanks to Sheffield race

Charity representatives celebrate receiving funding from the Sheffield Half Marathon.
Charity representatives celebrate receiving funding from the Sheffield Half Marathon.
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Ten charities are in the money after being announced as beneficiaries of next year’s Sheffield Half Marathon.

Race organisers have picked the same 10 charities as this year to receive support from the event.

The charities include Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston and the Sheffield Wildlife Trust.

Bob Jackson, chairman of trustees for the half marathon,said: “We are thrilled to be able to support the 10 charities for a second year.

“This is the first year we have repeated our support for the same charities and we look forward to seeing them make a difference again and arrange for lots of runners for 2014’s race.”

St Luke’s Hospice, Breast Cancer Care, Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Rotherham-based SAFE@LAST are among the other causes which will benefit.

Mark Smith, of SAFE@LAST, which works with young people at risk of running away from home, said: “The support from the Sheffield Half Marathon is an incredible help for us.”

The event, which takes place on Sunday, April 6, is starting and finishing at the Don Valley Bowl for the first time next year – see www.sheffieldmarathon.com