This year’s Jimmy Irvine Bella 10k took place on the Armistice Day centenary. The runners paid their respects with a minute’s silence at the start line. But the club wanted to go bit further this year, and so invited race participants to make a small donation to a local good cause.
Thanks to the generosity of our runners and volunteers we are delighted to announce that we have raised £597.58 for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice which has just opened in Bellahouston Park. The beautiful new, purpose-built hospice will provide 21stcentury palliative care to the people of Glasgow in an innovative, peaceful setting in the park.
Club President, Richard Leyton visited the new hospice to present a cheque and thank hospice staff personally for supporting this year’s event.
“The club tries to give something back to the local community,” Richard said, “so we are all really chuffed that our runners and volunteers have been so generous, and that we have been able to use the race to raise funds for such a good cause.”
“The hospice clapsticks proved very popular with some of the younger volunteers on the water station, bringing a smile to many a struggling runner’s face as they ran past!”
Next year’s race will be held in November 2019. Subscribe to https://www.facebook.com/bellahoustonroadrunners/ for more details as soon as they are announced.