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RACECOURSE SUPPORTS LOCAL CHARITY FOR FIFTH YEAR RUNNING

Wed, Feb 8, 2017

SEDGEFIELD Racecourse welcomes Miles for Men, a North East charity based in Hartlepool, which hosts male only fun-runs around the country to raise funds for cancer charities across the UK to their raceday on Sunday 12 February.

The notion of Miles for Men started in April 2012 when Michael Day (Junior) was talking about his late father, Michael Day (Senior), who sadly lost his battle with throat cancer in 2007 aged 67. Michael wanted to do something in memory of his father and suggested a sponsored run for men. After 5 months of overwhelming support, organisation and many a late night, Miles for Men was born.

Due to the overwhelming support of men around the country, Miles for Men now have five races setup in Hartlepool, Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead and Liverpool.

Richie Griffiths, Miles for Men Director said; “We are once again looking forward to our 5th Raceday in conjunction with Sedgefield Racecourse to be held on Sunday 12th February in aid of the charity Miles for Men based in Hartlepool. The charity this year is looking to raise funds to help families across the North East who have landed on difficult times through illness or disability. We have been working alongside a lot of children this year which we will continue to do. We have close ties with ward 4 Children’s Cancer Ward of the RVI Newcastle which once again will be donating some of the funds to them for all the hard work and commitment from Doctors and Staff who do a magnificent job there especially over the Christmas period.”

“We hope our 5th year can raise much needed funds for the charity in our battle against cancer and other illnesses to make those who suffer as happy as we possibly can. The Miles For Men team would like to thank Sedgefield Racecourse and its staff alongside Santander for supporting us in this great day of racing and raising funds for such a magnificent cause”
Jill Williamson, Executive Director at Sedgefield Racecourse said; “We are honoured to welcome Miles for Men to the racecourse for a fifth year and we wish them a successful and profitable day. This will be a perfect opportunity to raise awareness for the charity and raise much needed funds.”

The raceday gets started at 12.40pm and will include seven races. Miles for Men collectors will be present on the day so please give generously to this fantastic charity. Tickets can be purchased for only £10.

For more information on the Man up to Cancer Charity Raceday supporting Miles for Men or to book tickets visit www.sedgefield-racecourse.co.uk or call 01740 621925.

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Megan Shutt