Mini marathon raises more than £26,000 for Greenwich & Bexley community hospice
PUBLISHED: 12:37 28 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:37 28 April 2014
A mini marathon fundraiser aiming to raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has been hailed as a huge success.
Around 700 children aged between 5 to 16 took part in a 2.62 mile sponsored run around Royal Greenwich Park on Sunday.
The event was sponsored by Natwest, and is expected to raise more than £26,000 which will go towards the specialist palliative end of life care and support services provided by the hospice.
There was an appearance from the Pearly Queen of Greenwich and Pearly King of Woolwich and the crowds of spectators were entertained by musical performances from the Rock Choir.
Community fundraiser Augusta Adu said: “This was the second year of the Mini Marathon and the number of children entering surpassed all our expectations.
“Seeing all those children running together was an amazing sight, and it was fantastic to see their faces as they crossed the finish line to receive their medals. We want to thank each and every one of our marvellous mini marathoners for all their dedication, hard work and effort, we look forward to seeing them all again in 2015.”