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Chairman visits parkruns in aid of charity

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Published: 04/04/2014

As well as appreciating the role of parkrun in increasing participation in physical activity in South Gloucestershire, Cllr Boulton joined regular parkrunners at the three events to raise funds for his chosen Chair’s charities – the Bristol Aero Collection and the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Southmead Hospital.

Cllr Boulton started the runners at Little Stoke, encouraged Chipping Sodbury parkrunners at the mid-way point and cheered on the final finishers at Pomphrey Hill. Along the way, he met with parkrunners from South Gloucestershire and further afield, parkrun volunteers and a number of staff from local businesses and South Gloucestershire Council who had been encouraged to take part.

A total of 401 runners participated in South Gloucestershire’s three parkruns on the day.

Cllr Boulton said: “Thank you to the Little Stoke, Chipping Sodbury and Pomphrey Hill parkruns for making me feel so welcome when I visited them all during a whistle-stop tour on Saturday. I was extremely impressed by the friendliness, dedication and inclusivity demonstrated by all the runners and organisers. The parkruns are a fantastic opportunity for everyone to join an extremely well organised and supported group of runners – no matter what level of experience you have in the sport.”

The Chairman has now raised £2,260 towards his £4,000 target. You can donate to the Chair’s Charities by visiting

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