Richard Burton 10K Run


Our team for Richard Burton 10K race that is held in Cwmavon village every year

Sponsored by TATA Steel and run by volunteers this event is one of the best 10K events in the country.

Because of it’s relative flatness it’s a great 10K course on which to get a personal best. But it’s also a great way for the local community to come together and help raise money for various charities and local clubs. Organised by a small group of local individuals the event is so well run and the atmosphere of the day is so positive.

We were blessed to have 39 individuals who joined our team mostly runners but also a very friendly ladies walking group called The Wanderers. This group of local ladies do so much for local charities and helped us by joining our fund raising team.

For us here at The Brit we wanted to help raise some money for Carolyn Gammon. The wife of a customer who was sadly diagnosed with secondary breast cancer whilst pregnant with her second child. The money they are trying to raise will hopefully help with life extending drugs. As you can imagine any extra time she can spend with her partner and family is very precious. If you would like to donate there is a Go Fund Me page at GoFundMe.com/curlycarsfund

Through the sale of the team t-shirts expertly made by Krowmark who kindly printed the t-shirts for free. We were able to raise £400. Because we had the largest group taking part in the run. We were awarded the Lesa Hitchings Memorial Award for most supported group. printed onto a beautiful slate plaque which sits proudly at The Brit. We were also awarded then £250 from TATA Steel towards the charity of our choice. This helped us get to a grand total of £650 for Curly Car’s fund. Every little bit will help.

The Richard Burton 10K takes place every year in the village of Cwmavon where we have our pub. And it’s called the Richard Burton 10K as the route goes past his childhood home and down a track also named after this great local acting legend. A large amount of money raised through the race goes straight back into the local community. It’s another great reason to get on a pair of running shoes. This year total monies raised was £8250. This money went to local groups such as The Port Talbot Harriers, The Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides, the Hornets boxing club, Junior Rugby, Cwmafan Welfare, the Cwmafan senior citizens group and many more.

If you think you would like to join our friendly team for the race next year then please get in touch. It’s a very well organised event and so positive for the local community.

 

 

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