A brilliant jog

THE Knutsford Jog proved to be a great hit. About 200 joggers raised money for the Wingate Centre, Cheshire Autism and the Wood Street Mission charities.

Another reason for the Jog was to remember Nell, the young girl from Goostrey who was killed in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

It was the Remembering Nell Foundation charity which worked with us and suggested the three charities we collected money for.

It took a lot of work to organise, but I came away thinking what a great bunch of people helped us.

Not just the Rotary jog team and the other club members, but also their wives, the Inner Wheel and WIs, Knutsford Hosts, Knutsford Fire Brigade, Yorston Lodge School, Michelle Hammond who sorted out the social media for us and 30 local companies and businesses who advertised and Sheldon’s Dairy for providing door to door advertising.

We would also like thank Global Medica and UPA for their generous contributions to the charities and all local schools, as well as Holmes Chapel Academy that sent a team and the Tatton Perk Coffee van that proved a blessing early on the Sunday, and last but not least, the Knutsford Guardian who have supported us for 20 years.

It took about 100 people’s time and/or money but it ran like clockwork in the end.

You all made a fantastic team.

So thank you to all those wonderful people in Knutsford, Goostrey and Holmes Chapel.

Alan Ingram Chairman Knutsford Jog and Rotary Club of Knutsford