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Thetford Athletic Club helps to boost Thetford Parkrun’s fundraising efforts

PUBLISHED: 10:52 12 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:31 14 August 2017

Representatives from Thetford Athletic Club present members of Thetford Parkrun with a cheque to buy a defibrillator. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Representatives from Thetford Athletic Club present members of Thetford Parkrun with a cheque to buy a defibrillator. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

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Thetford Athletic club has helped boost the popular Thetford Parkrun’s fundraising efforts to buy a defibrillator.

Thetford Parkrun. Picture: Rebecca MurphyThetford Parkrun. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

By the end of this year, it will be compulsory for parkruns across the country to have the vital life-saving equipment installed close to their course.

Volunteers and members at Thetford Parkrun have been busy fundraising and have been helped by a £250 donation from Thetford Athletic Club.

Dean Kirton, chairman of the club, said: “A lot of our members take part in the parkrun. We thought it was a good idea as they should be everywhere and anywhere.”

A donation of around £200 will also be donated by Shadwell Stud and £400 was also presented to the parkrun by the family of a former volunteer who died. The total now stands at £1,150.

Thetford Parkrun director Mel Sturman said: “It is just fantastic as it shows collaboration - a lot of the Parkrun members are now going to the athletic club. It is positive.”

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