Charles says ’I am delighted to be putting all runners on starters orders’, who is looking forward to sending the runners on their way with his own enthusiastic style and awarding the many trophies and prizes to be won.
Charles who is used to raising extra pounds from antiques hopes that his involvement will encourage even more runners to do the same for charity. Well known from his appearances on Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.
Highlights of his auctioneering career which began at Christies in London have included the sale of Queen Victoria's bloomers for £5,000 and the sale of a rare chipped teapot for £69,000.
‘We are delighted that Charles has offered to come down all the way from Derbyshire for us and are interested to see how he enjoys his roles for us,’ says organiser John Heard. ‘With over half the entries already in for the 5 mile run it looks as though the event is heading for another sell-out and will live up to its billing as one of the Midlands biggest community fundraising events again this year.
Since we have been forced to close the roads, the 2 lap traffic-free run has become even more popular. Last year the 2,000 runners and 300 under 9 year old Mini runners raised over £40,000 for charity.’
This year’s event will raise funds for the Parkinson’s Disease Society, Teenage Cancer Trust and fly2help as well as local causes and the Lions hope that individuals as well as the many company teams will commit to raising lots of funds for these worthy causes.
For more details and to enter online visit www.KnowleFunRun.org.uk