Good causes thousands of miles apart will benefit from the bulk of the cash raised by the latest Glossop Jog.
At the annual presentation night, a cheque for £4,500 went to the ‘Winnie Mabaso Foundation’ which supports aid work in South Africa; while £1,500 was handed to ‘Heads Together’, the support group in Glossop for anyone who is living with the affects of a stroke or head injury.
Last October’s Jog raised £6,600. The remaining £600 being distributed to other local charities.
The latest amount takes the total raised by the Glossop Rotary Club since the annual sponsored event started in 1978, to £230,000.
The presentation night at Glossop’s Windy Harbour Farm Hotel was also a chance to acknowledge the part played by Glossopdale people in raising the money.
Duke of Norfolk Primary School pupil Lilly Tilleke, who for the second successive year raised £208, was given the Peter Wood Rotary Shield which goes to the Duke’s people coming up with the most sponsor money.
The Duke of Norfolk also retained the club’s Schools’ Shield for the school which raised the highest amount – this time it was £2,240.
Other awards went to Glossop hairdressers’ Team Arturo, the Glossop hairdressers who completed the most laps and were the non-school team who came up with the most money.
Framed certificates also went to local schools for entering teams and raising money.
These included: Duke of Norfolk’s, Glossopdale School, St James C of E, St Philip Howard, St Luke’s Primary, St Mary’s Primary, St Charles’ Primary, All Saints Primary and Hadfield Infants, with club president Karen Rigg presenting them.
Also receiving a certificate were Henry Street Harriers.
Gaynor and Barrie Powney, who has been organising the jog for years, thanked everyone who took part and those who sponsored them.