Hemel Hempstead residents help raise hundreds for charity at Your Town fundraiser

Over 100 participants took part in the event

Monday, 26th October 2020, 1:11 pm
Updated Monday, 26th October 2020, 1:14 pm

Residents in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring recently supported Dacorum Borough Council's second Your Town event to raise over £600 for charity.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it could not be held as a community event with participants running together, but residents still came out in force to run or walk 5k or 10k in their own town or village over the weekend of October 17 and 18.

There were 102 participants of all ages who helped raise over £600 in donations for the Mayor’s chosen charity Raise - dedicated to supporting patient care across Hemel Hempstead, St Albans City and Watford General Hospitals.

The Mayor of Dacorum, cllr Terry Douris, also took part in the Your Town event

The Mayor of Dacorum, Cllr Terry Douris, who also took part, said “It was great to be able to take part and raise money for such a worthy cause.

"My thanks go to everyone who took part or just contributed and also to my Mayoresses and family. The people of Dacorum shone through again and contributed to a brilliant weekend.”

Cllr Julie Banks, portfolio holder for community and regulatory services said: “It was great to be part of such a fantastic event taking place across Dacorum, an opportunity for residents to get out in their local area and take part in a borough wide activity raising much needed funds while improving their own mental health and wellbeing.”