Haddo Cross Country race raises over £855 for Gathimba Edwards Foundation

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Some of the runners who took part in the Haddo Cross Country race. Photo: Facebook/GathimbaEdwardsFoundation

This year’s Haddo Cross Country race organised by the Gathimba Edwards Foundation (GEF) on Sunday raised a fantastic £855.68 with more to follow from the series entries.

Haddo House and Country Park, where the race took place, is a stunning historic landscape surrounding a beautiful mansion house and magnificent gardens which has recently been part of a million pound project to restore and conserve the park, statues and monuments. It is located near Tarves in Aberdeenshire, approximately 20 miles north of Aberdeen and has been owned by the National Trust for Scotland since 1979.

The amount raised will enable the charity to provide Cheerful Special Needs Children’s Home with maize flour for a whole year and also a home help for one of the families they support in Nairobi as their single father recovers from major surgery.

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Gathimba Edwards Foundation founder Myles Edwards joins fellow racers at the starting line for the Haddo Cross Country race. Photo: Facebook/GathimbaEdwardsFoundation

Through their Facebook page, the Gathimba Edwards Foundation have thanked the Haddo staff and the National Trust for their support.

However, the National Trust have changed their rate structure for future events and the significantly increased fees have put future events in doubt unless the Aberdeen based charity are able to find a minimum of 4 x £300 sponsors for the January 2019 event.

If you would like to help by sponsoring next year’s event, you can do so by emailing the charity.

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