If you have a story call our newsdesk on 01722 426511 or email us. To advertise call 01722 426500.
Run raises £550 for hut campaign
RUNNERS turned out to raise money for a cause close to their hearts on Sunday.
The annual 10-mile Yomp for Adam’s Hoofing Hut attracted 60 people who came from as far away as Surrey to take part.
The fund has raised more than £126,000 to pay for a beach hut at a favourite spot of Royal Marine Commando Adam Brown, who died in Afghanistan in 2010 at the age of 25.
The hut in Mudeford is used by injured mkarines and their families.
Mr Brown’s uncle John Mouland was a firefighter in Fordingbridge for decades, and his former colleagues have thrown their weight behind the campaign, with many turning out to run from the station through Whitsbury, Rockbourne and Sandleheath.
The first man home was G Bungay, with a time of 58:35, followed by D Wells in 60:15 and R Murphy in 61:13. The first woman was Z Lang in 67:45, followed by D Hall in 75:07 and J Halliday in 76:47. The first male veteran was T Strickland in 65:15 and the first female veteran was S Matthews in 82:26. The first firefighter home was Lee Dorrington in 77:53.
The run raised £550, which will go towards the ground rent of £3,500 and a campaign to replace the hut with a wheelchair-friendly design.
Mr Mouland, 59, who is also undertaking a cycle challenge from Bruges to Stuttgart at the end of the month, said: “We managed to raise the money for the hut in under three years and we’ve just finished it, so it will be ready for marines to use from April. Adam spent most of his childhood summers down at Mudeford and it was his dream to have a hut there.”
Go to www.justgiving.com/Amy-Tardelli-Brown to donate or to learn more about the campaign.
Comments are closed on this article.