Marathon effort for sports charity

MPMC Mk Marathon cheque

MPMC Mk Marathon cheque

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Organisers of the Milton Keynes Marathon have presented nearly £3,000 to help support The Milton Keynes Sports & Education Trust (MK Dons SET).

The money was raised thanks to the success of the 2014 Marathon which attracted record crowds.

Race director Andy Hully, said: “We’re delighted to be able to raise awareness of a charity that supports so many adults and children in developing a healthy and active lifestyle.

“MK Dons SET is a really worthwhile cause and it can make a big difference. We’re proud to support a charity that is close to our hearts.”

MK Dons SET was the featured charity of the 2014 MK Marathon, MKM Half and the Geoffrey Leaver Corporate Relay.

Each year more than 50,000 adults and children benefit from activities such as holiday courses, match day clubs, study support, tackling obesity programmes, team coaching, mini soccer and multi sports programmes.

These are delivered in partnership with a range of agencies and organisations including Milton Keynes Council, NHS: MK, schools and junior football clubs.

The popular MK Marathon will be returning in 2015 – and take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 4. As in previous years it will also include the MKM Half, Geoffrey Leaver Relay and the Superhero Fun Run so there is something for everyone who wants to improve their fitness, have fun and raise money for good causes.

Mr Hully added: “Every year the runners in the marathon, half marathon and the relay and fun run really impress us with their determination and hard work to raise money for lots of worthwhile causes. The runners’ on-going commitment to fundraising is amazing and we hope to increase it further in 2015.

“By working with charities and good causes we hope that we can encourage our runners and superheroes to continue to get behind them, and fundraise for them so they support the good work they do.”

> To enter the either of the races go to www.mkmarathon.com