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Call to embrace in charity fun run

PUBLISHED: 13:07 21 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:13 03 July 2010

A RALLYING cry has gone out to people in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area to take part in a charity fun run in aid of Palliative Care East.

The three-mile fun run at Yarmouth Racecourse on August 9 is one of a number of activities being held at charity festival Embrace.

A RALLYING cry has gone out to people in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area to take part in a charity fun run in aid of Palliative Care East.

The three-mile fun run at Yarmouth Racecourse on August 9 is one of a number of activities being held at charity festival Embrace.

Combining sport, music, and fashion, the event will feature six hours of live entertainment including performances from local bands and comedians from the Red Card Comedy Club.

Spencer McCormack, director of BWell health clubs, is one of the main organisers of the event alongside palliative care east co-ordinator Jenny Westgate.

This week he called on people to sign up for the charity fun run targeting families, groups of friends and teams from pubs to take part. People can walk the three-mile course which is disabled friendly and teams in fancy dress will also be welcome.

On the day fitness instructors will give a warm- up demonstration before the run starts at 10.45am

Plenty of other attractions have been lined up including displays from artists at the Hippodrome Circus in Yarmouth, the North Sea Roller Skating club, martial arts from Phoenix Karate Schools, Bohemians Youth Football Club, and the Charisma Twirling Team.

Comedians from the Red Card Comedy Club will also perform in the evening.

And there's plenty of entertainment on offer from local bands including girlband EFX and Canine Feline. In between live performances models from Fusion Hair Consultants on Gorleston High Street will give a catwalk display. Stylists will also complete hair demonstrations.

The James Paget's hospital fete will also be held at the racecourse on that day from 11am until 5pm. It is the first time the fete has been held outside hospital grounds and will feature various stalls including toys, perfume, book and model boats as well as attractions by the Army and Air Force and local sea cadets.

Admission to the festival is £3 but anyone who registers to take part in the fun run, which costs either £6 or £10 to enter, will get free entrance. Tickets for the Red Card Comedy Show starting at 7.30pm are £12.50 and are available from Philip Browne on 01603 664886 or online

at www.redcardcomedy

club.com.

A special event will be held at the Pier Hotel in Gorleston on July 8 between 6.30pm and 9.30pm where people can register and find out more about the days events.

For more information or tickets call Mr McCormack at BWell on 01493 452095 or email leston@bodywellness.

co.uk or call appeal co-ordinator Jenny Westgate on 01493 453348.

To take part in the charity fun run simply fill in the registration form and send it to the address shown.

For stall inquiries

for the hospital fete email Jill Jacobs

at jill.jacobs@rainbow

days.org.

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