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Cross country charity run to raise funds for people in crisis

PUBLISHED: 15:00 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:21 30 January 2018

In partnership with the British Red Cross, Active Outdoor Sport is set to host a cross country run at Fritton Lake. Picture: Courtesy of Paul Fleet

In partnership with the British Red Cross, Active Outdoor Sport is set to host a cross country run at Fritton Lake. Picture: Courtesy of Paul Fleet

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An outdoor events planner has teamed up with one of the nations’s biggest charities to raise money for people in positions of crisis.

The event will generate funds for people who find themselves in crisis locally, nationally or overseas. Picture: Courtesy of Paul FleetThe event will generate funds for people who find themselves in crisis locally, nationally or overseas. Picture: Courtesy of Paul Fleet

In partnership with the British Red Cross, Active Outdoor Sport is set to host a cross country run at Fritton Lake on Sunday, March 25.

The event will generate funds for people who find themselves in crisis locally, nationally or overseas.

Those taking part have the choice of running a 10k, a half marathon or ‘canicross’, a brand new discipline that sees participants run 10km with their dogs.

Event organiser Simon Edwards said: “We are really proud to be supporting the British Red Cross with the run. They are one of the world’s oldest established charities and help so many people in this country and overseas.

“We are hoping that the people of Norfolk and Suffolk will come along, take part and have a great time.”

Entrance for the event, which starts at 1pm, costs between £20 and £25; £5 from every entry fee will go directly to the British Red Cross in support of their vital work.

Participants are also encouraged to obtain sponsorship in order to raise money for people in crisis.

Paul Fleet, senior community fundraiser for British Red Cross in Norfolk and Suffolk, added: “I would like to thank Active Outdoor Sport for supporting the charity by putting on this event.

“We are currently delivering food, medicine and blankets to people in desperate need overseas and also providing a ‘home from hospital’ service to people in Norwich.

“Without the support of events like these, we would really struggle to provide our services. I really hope the people of Fritton and the surrounding area would like to support this fantastic event.”

To sign up for the event, visit frittonlakeoc.co.uk or redcross.org.uk and register your details. You will be sent details of the event and how you can raise further funds for British Red Cross.

If you do not want to run but would like to help as a marshal, contact Carolyn on info@activeoutdoorsport.co.uk or Paul Fleet on either pfleet@redcross.org.uk or 01603 253 412.

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