Mar 18 2011 By Jack Abell
TWO new sponsors have signed up to get behind the forthcoming fancy dress fun run in Beaconsfield.
The Advertiser is one of the main sponsors of the huge event, which is being jointly organised by Beaconsfield High School and the Beaconsfield School, both in Wattleton Road, for a second year.
Now, Beaconsfield estate agents Ashington Page, in Burkes Parade, have backed the run, as has Abstract Hairdressing, in Gregories Road. Ashington Page are an award-winning estate agents covering Beaconsfield, Bourne End, Seer Green and Farnham Common, and have been operating in the town since 1984. Abstract boasts a top-of-the-range colour lounge, with the newest colour-developing technology.
The 5km run involves parents, staff and pupils taking part in a fun outing around the huge Hall Barn estate on Friday, March 18.
Money raised from the event goes towards both schools, as well as Comic Relief, which is taking place on the same day.
This year will be the second year in which the event has taken place, with the 2010 run raising £30,000 for the schools and Comic Relief. It was opened by Olympic gold medal winner Linford Christie, and organisers are hoping that another celebrity will start the run this year.
Last year's event was the first time both schools had teamed up to organise the event, with it previously being run by only the Beaconsfield School, and it quickly became a big success.
Other sponsors of this year's event are David Lloyd gym; Avondale Interior Design; the Pauline Quirke Academy; Buzz Bars, which will be handing out samples at the end of the run; Stoke Park, who are offering a luxury massage voucher to be given out to one of the parent helpers; the Old Bengal restaurant, which is offering four meals for two for the fastest and best-dressed teachers at each school; and Tracy Chancheong, who is giving massages to all staff and parent runners at the end of the race.
Brian McGirr, from Beaconsfield private GP practice Dr Now, will be providing onsite medical support on the day.
The winners are also in line to win a selection of prizes.
Fifty pounds is up for grabs for first place in junior, intermediate and senior categories.
The winners of the best individual fancy dress costume and the best individual fundraising category will win £20, with £10 for second place and £5 for third place.
The winners of the best team fancy dress category and the best class fundraising category will win a meal treat at Pizza Express.