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Runners raise over £1,000 for charity

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Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities took part in the 2019 Honour Run, which returned to Rendlesham Forest last week.

On Sunday 20 October, over 160 people took part in the 2019 Honour Run and raised a total of £1,010.73 for the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal, which supports serving and ex-serving men and women in the armed forces.

Cllr Letitia Smith, East Suffolk Council’s cabinet member for Communities, Tourism and Leisure said:

“It was great to see so many people taking part in the Honour Run, following up on the success of its launch last year. Over £1,000 was raised for the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal, and we would like to thank everyone who took part in the run and to all the volunteers, without whom the event would not be possible.”

The event was organised by East Suffolk Council and Suffolk British Legion, with support from the Forestry Commission and Rock Barracks. Thanks also to local businesses and organisations for their involvement and contributions to the goodie bags, given to every finisher. Participants also received an Honour Run medal, kindly supported by Poppy Nursing.

The run took place in Rendlesham Forest, which was established during the First World War when Britain had an increased demand for timber.