Anglia Ruskin gives to three charities as it plans to keep up the fun running

Published: 7 September 2006 at 12:54

Anglia Ruskin University has donated a total of £2000 to three separate charities as a result of its students, staff and members of the community gathering in the proceeds from its first-ever university fun run, staged during September last year.

The charity-based run on Rivermead Campus was arranged to welcome the University’s new intake of students to life on campus, while at the same time, inviting members of the local community to take part in the race or watch some of the action.

Representatives from the three chosen charities, the Anglia Ruskin University-supported Mission Croatia, the Assin Endwa Trust (helping people in Ghana), and the Helen Rollason Cancer Care Charity Appeal came to the Tindal Building on campus to receive the cheques from the University’s Vice Chancellor Professor David Tidmarsh.

Commenting on the next fun run planned for Spring 2007, Stephen Dupree, from Anglia Ruskin’s Sports and Active Lifestyles Department said:

“The first fun run was a great success and we are delighted to be able to announce that we plan to make the next event even bigger and better.”

“Our mission to make the event a major fund raising activity worked very well and we will be looking to build on strengthening our charity donations as we make this a recognised participation event for Chelmsford.”

For further information on the 2007 Fun Run please call the Contact Centre on 0845 271 3333 or visit www.anglia.ac.uk.