Runners donate to Shepparton charities

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THE 2018 Shepparton Running Festival was held on August 26 and recently the Shepparton Runners Club presented donations to their selected charities, the Pink Ribbon Brunch and the #voiceforkidz campaign.

Both charities were chosen by the Shepparton Running Festival committee in the lead up to the August event to assist with raising valuable funds and awareness for both causes. Both donations of $500 each come at a fitting time.

Event manager, Nadine Edwards said, “Each year we like to choose one or two local charities and help fundraise through our annual event. It’s a way to give back to our community.

“We understand that runners like to run for many different reasons. We decided to continue our support of the Pink Ribbon Brunch this year and their quest to fundraise for Breast Cancer research. In addition we also wanted to assist our two Shepparton runners, Kathy Fuller and Narelle Pell who are running 12 marathons in 12 months for #voiceforkidz.”

Mrs Pell said, “We were so very humbled to have the McDonald’s 2km Kids Dash as a fundraiser for #voiceforkidz, which is a local partnership with GV Health Foundation and GV CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault).

“Kathy and I were proud to be associated with the Shepparton Running Festival and have the opportunity to further raise awareness and funds to protect children in our community against sexual assault.

“Running a marathon in our home town with family and friends was a terrific experience to be able to share with them.”