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Stourbridge set to benefit from Great Black Country Run
4:37pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
ORGANISERS of the Great Black Country Run have named Mary Stevens Hospice one of its chosen charities.
The GBCR is being held on Sunday, September 22, around the streets of Halesowen and organisers are expecting Stourbridge runners to get involved.
Rotarian Alan Bowler said: “We renamed the run The Great Black Country Run from the Halesowen Fun Run because we wanted to include the whole of the area in the event and want as many runners from Stourbridge there as possible.
“The work Mary Stevens Hospice does across the Black Country is wonderful and having such a great organisation as a partner charity is wonderful.”
He added: “And to have Stourbridge Mercedes as one of our sponsors further strengthens our links with the town and we are very grateful for all the support they are giving us.”
Mary Stevens Hospice is entering a team of runners in both the 10 kilometre road race and the five km fun run at the GBCR.
Charlotte Cameron, from the hospice, said: “This kind of community event is vital for Mary Stevens Hospice as we raise 80 per cent of our incomes comes from donations from the public.
“We are entering a team into the run so everyone will see us on the day and if people want to raise money for us then please join our team.”
Drayton Stourbridge Mercedes have pledged cash and logistical support to the Rotary Club on the day of the GBCR.
General manager Piers Guest said: “We are committed to helping good causes in our local community and the Great Black Country Run is helping raise money for some great local charities including Mary Stevens Hospice.”
To register for the GBCR visit www.greatblackcountryrun.com and to join the Mary Stevens Hospice team phone 01384 377 778.
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