MALVERN Joggers have so far raised £3,885 for the DEC Ukraine humanitarian appeal after holding its 12-hour relay from the town’s Unicorn pub to the top of the Worcestershire Beacon on Saturday.
By the Friday night 100 runners and walkers had signed up to take on the grueling route which, poignantly, is the highest point in Europe until you get to Russia’s Ural Mountains.
The steady stream of runners and walkers flew the flag to show their support for Ukraine with some turning up from afar afield as Wales for the fund-raising effort.
Malvern Joggers’ Warwick Taylor said: “As a club, our members were keen to do something in support of the crisis in the Ukraine, particularly as we have a history of doing this having raised funds previously for Haiti and Japan.
“We felt that an event like this would be an ideal way to let local runners and walkers get involved and raise much needed funds.
“It was about this great club coming together as a community and showing its true colours,
“By donating, helping, marshalling, baking, running and walking with friends and family, they were all part of something very special – from dragging people off the street and signing them up to the little boy who came and donated his £1.50 pocket money and to the bloke in the pub who gave £50 for a selfie (and hug) with a certain member.”
Chloe, 14, also ran a cake sale, boosting coffers by £513.
Anyone still wanting to donate can visit justgiving.com/fundraising/mjrunning4ukraine/ and pledge their cash there.