Preston Park Run is back with a little help from Galloways

Posted on - 23rd February, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Broadgate, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Sport
The junior parkrunners in action Pic: Ian Scott
The junior parkrunners in action Pic: Ian Scott

Preston Park Run returned this weekend after Storm Dennis put a stop to the popular running event.


The defibrillator in Avenham Park was damaged b the storm and organisers felt it would be unsafe to host the event without it.

But when Penwortham sight loss charity Galloways heard the news, they stepped in and offered to lend their defibrillator.

Park Run takes place in Avenham Park every Saturday at 9:00am.

Simon Booth, chairman of Galloway’s, said: “As a local community organisation, we were more than happy to show our support to a well loved event which promotes health and wellbeing.

“We offer our own varied programme of activities and know how important community events like this are to people, including those who are partially sighted and enjoy getting involved in the run.

“It would have been a shame to see such a much loved event cancelled yet again and we are always actively seeking opportunities to work with other organisations within the community.

“As we have no activities running on Saturdays, we saw an opportunity to offer out our defibrillator to another organisation that can benefit the Preston community.  

“We wish all the runners good luck and hope they continue to enjoy such a well attended event.”

Read more: Race For Life 2020 dates announced – and it’s open to everyone

If you have sight loss and would like to find out more about the various activities Galloway’s offers, including baseball, rock climbing and sailing, call 01772 744148.

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