Over £6,000 raised by mile

THE ORGANISERS of the Monifieth Sport Relief Mile have revealed more than £6,000 has been raised for the charity.

The event was run on March 25 with 450 people taking part in the mile-long race. They travelled from all over Monifieth, Dundee, Carnoustie and Arbroath to take part.

And this week it was confirmed a grand total of £6,679 was raised at the event.

Jo Whaite, the Monifieth active schools co-ordinator, said: “To absolutely everyone who went that extra mile for Sport Relief 2012, we can’t thank you enough.

“Because of your amazing generosity, I’m delighted to be able to announce the grand total that was raised at the Monifieth Mile was £6679.13.

“A stupendous achievement for the small yet mighty town of Monifieth!

“Our target for this year was to have 200 participants. We were delighted to see the numbers soar to an incredible 300 on the Friday before and then on the day runners took the total well over 450.

“The Monifieth Mile was an amazing event made even better by the superb weather that came to greet us and the rest of the nation to raise plenty of cash for an incredible cause.”

As well as running or walking the Sport Relief Mile, all runners and spectators were offered the chance to check out some of the stalls run by local Sport Relief enthusiasts.

There was face and nail painting by Murroes Parent Council, hotshots and speed gates with Laura Baxter from sports development, a tombola by Monifieth Swim Club with top quality prizes and a cake and candy stall.

Refreshment stalls were also on hand, run by Hazel Coutts and Monifieth High School pupils.

Radio North Angus provided the entertainment to motivate all in completing the mile with Mr Cunningham on the mic and Graeme Dey, local MSP starting all the races.