Hatfield House run raises �20,000 for Willow Foundation

MORE than 300 people helped raise an estimated �20,000 for an Old Hatfield-based charity, during an annual fundraising run.

The second annual Willow Foundation 10k was held at Hatfield House, with 360 supporters running the course through the 17th century stately home’s gardens.

First man over the line was Andrew Cracknell, in a time of 34 minutes and 30 seconds.

The first woman to finish was Kate Bartlett, who completed the run in 47 minutes and 10 seconds.

In total, the charity, based in Salisbury Square, raised an estimated �20,000 from the event, which will go towards providing more special days out for seriously ill 16- to-40-years-olds.

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Willow Foundation co-founder Bob Wilson, the former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper and TV presenter, said: “Hundreds of runners tackled the tough course at Hatfield House for our second Willow 10k.

“Thanks to the dedicated runners on the day, we expect to raise around �20,000 – enabling us to make a real difference to peoples’ lives at a time when they need it most.”

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