It has been revealed that this year’s Bramham Park Fun Run has raised in excess of £73,000 for Cancer Research UK at St James’ Hospital.
Sponsored since 2007 by Beadnall Copley Estate Agents, the run received a staggering single donation of £64,000, on top of the expected £9,000 raised by entrants and their sponsorship, which Andrew Beadnall, founder of the estate agents, called ‘mind-blowing’.
Mr Beadnall told the Wetherby News the story of how the impressive amount is connected with the run.
He said an executor of a deceased’s estate in Wetherby was requested to make a donation to a local charity.
While visiting Wetherby, the executor saw the banners for the fun run, which is organised by local residents, and promptly contacted the event organiser and sent a cheque to Cancer Research UK at St James’ Hospital.
Mr Beadnall said: “ In addition to the banners of course, we mail-dropped 10,000 homes and have had terrific newspaper coverage.
“With this amount being paid to the Bramham Park Fun Run we have been able to insist that the money is spent at St James’ where the amazing Professor Alan Melcher carries out his research.
“I cannot tell you how humbling and gratifying all of this is as we have been able to make sure the money goes directly to where we want it.”
Though they did not reach the 1,000 entrants they hoped for, organisers of the fun run are thrilled with the amount going to a good cause.
Beadnall Copley pay all the costs involved with hosting the event at Bramham Park, and, since 2007, £62,000 has been raised.