Beach run to bring charities funding boost

12 March 2012

Aberavon Beach will host a charity run on Saturday, April 7.

Two local charities are set to benefit as the Aberavon Beach run returns for its second year.

Aberavon Surf Lifesaving Club has organised the beach run, which takes place on Saturday, April 7. Organiser Liane Keris John, from Port Talbot,  said:  “It is a great opportunity to bring together people from the local community, and of course a great opportunity to raise money for some fantastic charities.”

The run will start at the Surf Lifesaving Club at 3pm, and the organisers are keen for as many people as possible to take part, regardless of their fitness level.

The money raised will be divided equally between two good causes, with half going to SNAC – the Special Needs Activity Club, a charity set up in 1993 by parents of children with special needs in Port Talbot – while the other half will go to the Radiotherapy Unit at Singleton Hospital.

Liane said: “Both of these charities mean a lot to my family, friends and I. It is a great day with a great atmosphere, and I am thrilled that some members of staff from SNAC are getting involved in the run. I think it is great to make use of the wonderful beach we have in Aberavon, and create another opportunity for people to come down and enjoy the 2 miles of golden sands.”

Last year’s inaugural run attracted more than 70 participants, and raised £4,000 for the Bobby Moore fund, and with 70 people already signed up for this year’s race, organisers are hoping for an even bigger event. Liane said: “It would be fantastic if we could get over 100 people. There is still time to get involved and I hope to see some more names going down before the big day.”

“Organising the event is the easy part. Without the hard work and efforts of the people who have registered, this event wouldn’t be a success and I respect every single person who will take part on the day,” added Liane.

The entry fee is a minimum of £30 through sponsorship, or £20 for under-16s. This can be paid on the day of the run, from 2pm.

All participants who enter before March 17 will receive an official t-shirt, and following the run,  there will be a party at the Grove Park Club, on Victoria Road.

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