Folkestone Rotary’s Fund-Raising Success
Folkestone Rotary has reported that proceeds from the 2019 Folkestone Half Marathon, held on 29 September, reached an impressive £34,398. This means that over £½ million has now been raised since the event began in 2006, providing invaluable support to a range of local charitable causes, at the same time establishing an athletics event that increasingly attracts runners from far and wide.
President Bill Wright said: “This is a tremendous achievement for all involved and all proceeds will be supporting local and international causes.” This year, the main beneficiary was The Fifth Trust, a charity based in the Elham Valley that supports over 100 adults with learning difficulties.
The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust is a regular sponsor of the event, helping to fund organising expenses.