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Gravesend charity fun runners don elf hats to combat leukaemia
A GROUP of charity fun runners in Gravesend donned some unusual headgear as they raised money to combat leukaemia.
The Great Elf Run at Cyclopark featured 150 volunteers running 10km or 5km distances or a scooter dash for those five and over - all while wearing elf hats.
The event in bright sunshine on October 6 raised around £2,000 for the Elimination of Leukaemia Fund based in Beckenham.
ELF was founded in 1977 with the aim of advancing the cure and treatment of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplasia by concentrating on patient welfare and supporting projects that have an immediate benefit to sufferers.
Organiser Sue Gofton said: “I am delighted because as much as it was fun and the sun shone part of the objective was to raise awareness of the condition which is what I have done.
“I was a games maker at the Olympics and one of the things I wanted to do was to get people out there exercising.
“There was a real feel good factor around the whole morning.”
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