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Council staff raise nearly £2,500 for Children in Need

Generous council staff gave their time and money last week to help raise nearly £2,500 for this year’s Children in Need appeal.

The council had a number of fundraising activities taking place throughout the week including a hardy band of runners running across the county, competitions, an aerobics class, cake sales, an exercise bike ‘pedal-a-thon’ with senior managers and an amazing conga through High Town.

The council’s band of keen runners kicked off the fundraising activities by running 22 miles across Herefordshire over three days, raising £1,289 which beat their original target of £1,000.

Dean Taylor, Herefordshire Council’s acting chief executive, said: “I’d like to say a very warm thank you to all our employees who gave their time and money to help raise such an amazing amount for a worthwhile charity.  We’re still adding up the exact amount raised, but the current total stands at £2,428.27.”

“I’d also like to thank the hundreds of members of the public who also supported us when we were out and about around the county by giving so generously and helping us raise more than we’d hoped.”

“We were overwhelmed by the donations we received including £128.85 at Ross-on-Wye library and customer service centre and £155.91 from our fun conga in High Town on Friday.”

If you wish to donate to this year’s Children in Need appeal, please visit www.childreninneed-donations.co.uk/.