BROMSGROVE’S bi-annual Bumble Bimble charity run has raised £4,741 for the town’s Basement Project, writes Sophie Nixon.
More than 240 people took part in the five or ten-mile course which started at the Park Gate Inn, Kidderminster Road and took runners through the picturesque Dodford countryside, into the Nutnells Woods and, for the more adventurous, Chaddesley Woods nature reserve.
Event organiser Alex Denith said the participants did well to endure the natural undulating terrain but also obstacles like stiles, kissing gates, fields, mud and long grass.
“The enthusiasm of competitors and support from volunteers and local community never fails to amaze me.
“The fact we are also raising money for such a worthwhile cause makes it an extra special day.”
Bosses at the Basement Project were delighted the race organisers chose the charity and were delighted with the amount raised.
Kelly Turner, community fund-raiser for the charity, said the amazing donation would go a long way to help the charity’s vulnerable clients.
“We would like to thank all runners for their support,” she added.
Founded in 2000, The Basement Project helps young people under 25 who are either homeless or facing homelessness.
It also runs a drop-in centre, workshops and an on-site foodbank.
The next Bumble Bimble – a ‘Santa-dash’ – will take place in the run up to Christmas.
Visit bumblebimble.run/ to sign up.