If you have a story call our newsdesk on 01722 426511 or email us. To advertise call 01722 426500.
A-yomping we shall go!
SCORES of runners took to the streets of Fordingbridge on Sunday for the annual firefighters’ 10K run.
The Fordingbridge Fire Service 10k Yomp attracted 82 residents, firefighters and athletes from across the county, all helping to raise £1,000 for Adam’s Hoofing Hut.
The circular ten-kilometre countryside run is held in memory of Royal Marine Adam Brown, 25, of 40 Commando, who was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.
One of his dreams was to own a beach hut at Mudeford, near Christchurch where he spent his childhood holidays, and his family and friends are raising money to buy a hut to be used by marines and their families.
Race organiser John Mouland said: “Adam said many times that it is a very special place.
“We started a fundraising campaign to purchase a beach hut so that we can fulfil his dream. Adam's Hoofing Hut will be an extraordinary memorial to an extraordinary young man and will be used by the families of the Royal Marines and their friends who need a quiet place to relax and reflect.”
Fordingbridge Fire Service crew manager Pete White said: “The service was very pleased to be able to support such a good charity and the day was very good. The weather was lovely and it was a very good turnout.”